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Netanyahu Meets with Arab Government Officials

Warsaw Conference Spotlights Iranian Threats to Middle East

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14 Feb 2019
Netanyahu Meets with Arab Government Officials
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Warsaw Wednesday and Thursday for a conference on the future of the Middle East attended by senior officials and diplomats from over 60 other countries, including Israel’s Arab neighbors who came despite demands for a boycott by the Palestinian Authority. “What is important about this meeting – and this meeting is not in secret, because there are many of those – is that this is an open meeting with representatives of leading Arab countries, that are sitting down together with Israel in order to advance the common interest of combating Iran.” Netanyahu said. "What we are doing is pushing and driving Iran from Syria. We are committed to doing this. It is cold in Warsaw right now but Israel's foreign relations are warming up, warming up for the better."

On Wednesday Netanyahu had a public meeting with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah and during the formal part of the meetings he sat next to Yemeni Foreign Minister.

Here is a video of Netanyahu’s meeting with Abdullah

The official name of the conference is the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, and is ostensibly aimed at addressing various regional issues, but Iran is at the top of the agenda and some observers have said that little else is even on the agenda.

Here are some other videos from the conference

"Today, the Iranian people see some European countries as cunning and untrustworthy along with the criminal America. The government of the Islamic Republic must carefully preserve its boundaries with them,” said a statement in response to the conference issued by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. "Iran must not retreat a single step from national and revolutionary values.”

Here are some videos recently posted by Israel’s Foreign Ministry regarding Iran


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