Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his British counterpart Rishi Sunak in London to discuss where Iran’s nuclear threat was discussed among other issues.
Readouts of the Friday meeting from both sides said the two talked about the security and defense challenges they share, including the threat posed by Iran, as well as ways to strengthen the relationship between Britain and Israel.
Netanyahu also invited Sunak for an official visit to Israel, the Israeli statement said. He left Downing Street less than an hour after he arrived as hundreds of protesters gathered at the gates of No 10 to demonstrate against the Israeli prime minister’s policies, especially his overhaul of the judiciary.
Downing Street said that in his meeting with Netanyahu, Sunak "stressed the importance of upholding the democratic values that underpin our relationship, including in the proposed judicial reforms in Israel.”
It added that the two men also discussed the war in Ukraine and Iran's "destabilizing activity", as well as its nuclear program, and agreed that their “governments would continue to work closely together to push back against aggression and manage the risk of nuclear proliferation.”
According to a statement from Netanyahu’s office before his London trip, his meetings are set to focus on the need to formulate a “united international front” against Iran in order to stop its nuclear program.
Earlier in the month, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen was in London to argue for Jerusalem’s position about the Islamic Republic’s threat and bolster bilateral economic ties.