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Netanyahu meets UK's May for talks on Iran, settlements

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Israel’s prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank, despite questions about the bill’s legality and a warning from the White House that settlement construction “may not be helpful.” (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. Israel’s prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the West Bank, despite questions about the bill’s legality and a warning from the White House that settlement construction “may not be helpful.” (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Larry the Downing Street cat watches as a police sniffer dog patrols the street, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street in London, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Larry the Downing Street cat watches as a police sniffer dog patrols the street, ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street in London, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at Downing Street in London, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel at Downing Street in London, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in London for talks he hopes will focus on Iranian weapons, and not Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem that he would "emphasize the need for a common front against Iran's defiant aggression which has raised its head in recent days." Iran fired a ballistic missile last week.

Netanyahu vehemently opposes the 2015 international agreement that imposed curbs on Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions — a deal Britain backs.

U.S. President Donald Trump, with whom May's government wants close ties, is a critic of the deal.

May also is under pressure to condemn Israeli settlement-building on occupied Palestinian land. May's office says she'll raise Britain's longstanding concerns during Monday's meeting.