Trump told Netanyahu that United States won't bend demands on Iran deal

Binyamin Netanyahu

Binyamin Netanyahu

The president told Netanyahu during their White House meeting last week that the three nations have only proposed "cosmetic changes" that don't go far enough, the news outlet reported on Sunday.

On the same day as Trump and Netanyahu met, Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceNorth Korea canceled secret meeting with Pence at Olympics Judicial order in Flynn case prompts new round of scrutiny The CIA may need to call White House to clarify Russian Federation meddling MORE said at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference that if the deal is not fixed in the coming months, the US plans to withdraw "immediately".

Trump is demanding "significant changes" to the Iran deal, not just additional agreements between the USA and the European nations, and said he would pull out of the deal if those changes aren't made, Israeli officials told Axios.

Both Trump and Netanyahu have been outspoken critics of the Obama-era deal, which lifted crippling economic sanctions against Tehran in exchange for it curbing its nuclear program. A large part of it was devoted to this issue.

According to Axios, senior Israeli officials claim the president will not work with Germany, France, and the United Kingdom on the Iran deal unless harder measures are taken to ensure the Middle Eastern country does not obtain nuclear weapons by his May 12th deadline to change the agreement.

The prime minister explained to his ministers that the emphasis of the meeting with President Trump was on the Iranian threat and the latter's yearning to become a nuclear power.

U.S. officials will pick up discussions with their European Union counterparts about the fate of the Iran nuclear deal.

The move is the latest in a series of measures by Washington aimed at dealing with one of the greatest diplomatic hurdles before Donald Trump's administration, to contain the regime in Iran while keeping up to America's global commitments within the JCPOA.