The White House said Sunday King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia lauded President Trump's decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal in a call.

"King Salman praised President Trump for his visionary new Iran strategy and pledged to support American leadership," the statement regarding a telephone call between the two leaders on Saturday read. The statement about the call was released Sunday afternoon.

"President Trump thanked King Salman for Saudi Arabia's support and emphasized the importance of the Gulf Cooperation Council in countering Iran's destabilizing activities in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and elsewhere in the region."

The statement followed an earlier press release from the White House detailing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commendation of Trump's threat to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement unless tougher conditions were imposed that stymied Iran's ability to develop its missile and nuclear capability.

But international plaudits for the move have not been universal.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed during a bilateral call between the pair Sunday to remain committed to the deal.