VIDEO: Netanyhau Praises Trump for Killing Soleimani, Says Israel Stands by US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Trump for the

Benjamin Netanyahu:

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

President Trump deserves all the credit for acting swiftly, forcefully and decisively. Israel stands with the United States in its just struggle for peace, security and self-defense.

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NYPost reports 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.