Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that US sanctions against Iran "are working" but "it's important to keep up the pressure," during a joint press conference alongside US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in Jerusalem, on Tuesday.

Netanyahu told reporters "the three things that we have to do in the face of Iranian aggression it is pressure, pressure and more pressure, to force Iran to abandon its nuclear and regional ambitions."

Netanyahu has openly criticised the Iran nuclear deal and has accused Tehran of attempting to enrich uranium to develop nuclear weapons.

Perry, who attended the conference as part of joint energy talks, thanked Netanyahu for his "vision, for your leadership, for your stick-to-itiveness." He went on to tell the news conference he would take part in the "historic" Eastern Mediterranean gas forum in Cairo on Wednesday. The forum will see major energy exporters from the region discuss trade.

Mandatory Credit: Associated Press

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