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Israel buoyed by Trump tack against Iran atom deal but sees long way to go

UNI India-English 2017-10-13 18:27:38
JERUSALEM, Oct 13 (Reuters) Israel was upbeat about US President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement on Friday of major steps against the international nuclear deal with Iran, but voiced doubt that the tougher tack by Washington could turn around Tehran.
While the White House's distaste for the 2015 pact may be sweet to the ears of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his government is mindful of the limits of any unilateral US action in the face of dissent from other big power signatories.
Some Israeli officials quietly question whether Washington has the will to follow through, noting what they deem insufficient US efforts to stem the entrenchment in next-door Syria of Iran-allied forces helping Damascus in the civil war.