German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shake hands after a joint press conference as part of a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she condemns a tweet from Iran's top leader saying that Israel is a "cancerous tumor" that needs to be removed and pledged to increase pressure on Tehran to scale back its military influence in the region.Iran denies seeking nuclear weapons, and the U.N. says it has met its obligations under the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, which requires it to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.Netanyahu suggested the deal was bound to collapse without U.S. involvement, but said he agreed with Merkel that "Iran's aggressions" needed to be kept in check.Netanyahu has argued that the economic relief provided under the nuclear deal has allowed Iran to expand its military interference across the region, where it backs the Syrian government as well as armed groups like the Lebanese Hezbollah.The possible unraveling of the nuclear deal has raised concerns that the U.S. or Israel might resort to war if Iran ramps up its nuclear activities.
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