US Secretary Mike Pompeo (L) and PM Benjamin Netanyahu Haim Zach (GPO) Haim Zach (GPO)
Netanyahu and Pompeo

“You’re an incredibly important partner [and] occupy a special place in my heart too,” Pompeo told Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.

The prime minister congratulated Pompeo, the former CIA director, upon his new position, saying, “We are very proud of the fact that this is your first visit as Secretary of State.”

Pompeo replied, “You’re an incredibly important partner [and] occupy a special place in my heart too.”

Pompeo, a fierce critic of the Iran nuclear deal, is on his first trip abroad as secretary of state. His first stop was Saturday in Saudi Arabia, and Iran is reportedly top on his agenda.

Watch the video and see the warmth between the Israeli leader and the top US diplomat!






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