The U.S. has a true ally in Israel and their PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who has praised President Trump for taking out mututal enemy Qaessem Soleimani.
In response to Trump ordering the successful precision strike against the Iranian commander, Netanyahu spoke,
“President Trump is worthy of full appreciation for acting swiftly, forcefully and decisively. We stand fully by the United States in its just battle for security, peace and self-defense.”
“Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right.”
Check out Netanyahu’s breaking reaction to the news of Soleimani’s death that hit Twitter:
Watch PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu's praise of Trump for taking down Soleimani here:
The New York Post has more to say on this:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Trump on Friday for approving the strike that killed top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani after cutting short a visit to Greece to monitor the situation from Jerusalem.
“President Trump is worthy of full appreciation for acting swiftly, forcefully and decisively,” he told reporters before departing Greece to head back to Israel.
“We stand fully by the United States in its just battle for security, peace and self-defense,” Netanyahu said, adding that “just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right.”
“Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks,” he said.
Netanyahu had earlier instructed government officials not to comment about the killing and they also were mum on whether Israel had provided any intelligence or support for the mission.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Ministry put the country’s embassies and offices on “high alert” across the globe amid Iranian threats of revenge against the US and the Jewish state for the killing of the powerful commander of the elite Quds Force.
An Israeli ski resort near the Syrian border that was the site of a previous missile attack was shuttered due to concerns of a possible strike, the Times of Israel reported.
Defense Minister Naftali Bennett also convened a meeting at the military headquarters in Tel Aviv of security and intelligence chiefs to deal with the possible repercussions of the Soleimani killing, according to the news outlet.
Reuters added the following on Netanyahu's statement:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the United States had the right to defend itself by killing senior Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
“Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right,” Netanyahu said in a statement issued by his office.
“Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks.”