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Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran threat, sanctions in phone call

US and Israeli Prime Minister discussed Iran's "malign" actions, the said Thursday, as escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington threatened to torpedo a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement. "The two leaders discussed cooperation between the and in advancing shared national security interests, including efforts to prevent Iran's malign actions in the region," Deputy Press Secretary said in a statement.

spoke with Israeli Prime Minister about Iran on Wednesday, the said, the same day the U.S. president threatened to "substantially" increase on Tehran to curb its nuclear activities.

Iran recently started enriching uranium beyond a limit established in a 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, a deal from which Trump withdrew. Trump has since intensified economic sanctions on Tehran, and tensions have escalated.

"The two leaders discussed cooperation between the and in advancing shared national security interests, including efforts to prevent Iran's malign actions in the region," White House spokesman said on Thursday.

Netanyahu's office said the leaders discussed Trump's latest warning - issued by tweet on Wednesday - to further tighten sanctions.

"The prime minister expressed his appreciation for the president's intention of increasing the sanctions against Iran," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

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