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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (Reuters)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Friday US President Donald Trump’s decision not to re-certify to Congress the Iran nuclear deal.

He welcomed the “courageous decision,” saying Trump has created an opportunity to “fix this bad deal” and to roll back Iran’s aggression.

He encouraged all other relevant nations to do the same.

Israeli Minister Tzachi Hanegbi also praised Trump’s stand, noting however that there appear to be deep partisan divisions surrounding the US administration.

He added: “The result that may happen and which is the only positive thing we can see at this stage is for Congress to agree on new significant sanctions.”

These sanctions would compel large international companies to choose between doing business with the Iranians or the Americans.