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Sucking up to Israel makes American president look ‘petty’

US President Donald Trump poses with labor leaders on January 23, 2017 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)

Recently sworn in as the president of the United States, Donald Trump has already proven to be a “co-president” of Israel by “supplanting” his own secretary of state to appeal to Tel Aviv, says a senior columnist at the Veterans Today.

Jim W. Dean told Press TV on Monday that Trump’s immediate attraction towards Tel Aviv is unprecedented and makes the US president look “petty.”

The new president held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, when they “agreed to continue to closely consult on a range of regional issues, including addressing the threats posed by Iran,” according to the White House.

Bibi was also invited to the US to meet Trump in February to continue his agenda of disrupting a nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers, including Washington.

“He seems to be a co-president of Israel now,” Dean said during a telephone interview. “Basically, he seems to be supplanting his new secretary of state because that’s generally the post that would be handling stuff like this.”

Washington has never had a president who states that he is going to handle “all of the Middle East issues,” with Israel, Dean noted, adding that Bibi’s attempts to “undo” Iran’s nuclear deal also serve as an attack on the rest of the P5+1 members, namely Britain, Russia, Germany, China and France.

“Because he’s got Donald Trump in his corner,” Netanyahu is “on attack,” against Iran again, while “Trump doesn’t seem to understand how petty this makes the American president look,” said the political commentator.

Any other US leader would have been “challenged” but that is not going to happen with the Israeli intelligence “muscle,” backing the new president in US Congress and media.

According to Iran’s nuclear chief, Tehran can “easily snap back and go back … not only to where we were, but a much higher position, technologically speaking,” if Trump chooses to “tear up” the nuclear deal as he has claimed.

“I don’t want to see that day. I don’t want to make a decision in that course, but we are prepared,” Ali Akbar Salehi told CBC News on Saturday.

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