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In Israel, Trump warns Iran can ‘never, ever’ get a nuclear weapon

How Trump turns his statements into policy remains to be seen but we’d bet he’s serious

(National SentinelForeign Policy: It was no accident that President Donald J. Trump chose Saudi Arabia as the very first country he visited on his very first trip overseas as U.S. leader.

Clearly, he sees the Saudi kingdom as a major player in the volatile Middle East on a number of issues, not the least of which is checking the kingdom’s principle rival, Iran.

Also, given the animosity between both countries, Trump’s regular criticism of his predecessor’s “nuclear deal” with the Islamic republic, and his venue earlier today – Israel, which is being constantly threatened by Tehran – it makes perfect sense for Trump to issue a warning that the mullahs should take to heart.

“Most importantly the United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon – never ever,” the president said.

“And must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias. And it must cease immediately,” he added.

How Trump turns those statements into policy remains to be seen, but if the Mullahs are smart and reading the tea leaves without the taint of ideology and arrogance afforded them by Obama’s “deal” – which gets them a nuclear weapon at some point in the future – they would do well to understand by his words and deeds he means what he says.

We’ll see if Iran takes Trump seriously.

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