Demonstrators protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he visits Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street in London, Britain, February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Monday reiterated her country's opposition to settlement activity during bilateral talks in London with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.Netanyahu meanwhile urged May to follow the American administration and impose new sanctions on Iran over a recent missile test.The Trump administration is also perceived as sympathetic to Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, an issue that caused friction between Netanyahu and former President Barack Obama. May assured Netanyahu that Britain was a "strong and close friend of Israel" and highlighted their cooperation in science, trade and security.Pro-Palestinian campaigners and opposition politicians urged May to condemn Israeli settlement construction. The Israeli premier also used the talks to appeal to Britain to join new sanctions against Iran.Netanyahu said "responsible" nations should follow Trump's imposition of sanctions against Iran following a ballistic missile test.
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