Netanyahu likely to convince Trump to get tough with Iran: Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an “opportunist” who is likely to succeed in convincing US President Donald Trump during his upcoming visit to take a tougher stance against Iran, Scottish writer and journalist John Wight says.

Wight, who has written for newspapers and websites across the world, including The Independent, The Huffington Post, Foreign Policy Journal and Counterpunch, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday.

Netanyahu will arrive in Washington, DC, on Wednesday with a stated aim of urging the United States to put more pressure on Iran.

Earlier this month, Netanyahu told his cabinet that forming a united front against Iran was one of the main topics that he was going to raise with Trump during his visit.

‘Iran is to be the bête noire of US’

When asked if Netanyahu would succeed in achieving his goal, Wight said, “I think he may well succeed in achieving this objective, given that Donald Trump has…

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