Israel and the United State prove the resilience of free economies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday morning told his guest, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. Both countries free their citizens to exercise their ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
“We have the same minds and we have the same hearts,” Netanyahu said, adding, “We have the same interests and the same values.”
Netanyahu began by stressing that the US-Israel alliance under President Trump “has never been stronger.”
“I appreciate that alliance and the strengthening of our relations in every field: in intelligence, in security cooperation, in trade, in economic cooperation and of course, in our common approach to preventing aggression in this region,” Netanyahu said, noting: “And this is what is going to occupy a great deal of our discussions today – how to stop Iran’s dual aggression: Its quest for a nuclear arsenal and its quest for a conventional arsenal and its plans of conquest in the Middle East.”
“We have seen in recent years that pressure is the only thing that arrests the forward movement of the Iranian nuclear program and pressure is the only thing that rolls back Iran’s aggression in the region. We’re going to discuss how we can cooperate on this matter,” the Israeli PM said.
Turning to the Treasury Secretary, Netanyahu said, “I want to thank you, Steve, for the work that you’ve been doing in the Treasury both to arrest Iranian aggression and also to advance the unbelievable partnership between Israel and the United States. So welcome once again to Jerusalem.”