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Netanyahu in Warsaw for Multi-National Conference on Middle East

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13 Feb 2019 (All day)
Netanyahu in Warsaw for Multi-National Conference on Middle East
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed for Warsaw Tuesday evening to participate in a conference on the future of the Middle East co-sponsored by Poland and the US. Representatives from over 60 countries, including several Arab states, are scheduled to attend, despite a boycott of the event by the Palestinian Authority whose President Mahmoud Abbas described it as part of “a conspiracy to liquidate the Palestinian national cause.” Iranian leaders have also denounced it as a plot against them.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the meeting in January, saying it would “focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence.”

Netanyahu said during the cabinet meeting on Sunday morning that “the first issue on the agenda is Iran – how to continue preventing it from entrenching in Syria, how to thwart its aggression in the region and, above all, how to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”

However, it is widely expected that Jared Kushner, senior advisor to US President Donald Trump, will roll out elements of the so-called “deal of the century” during the conference as well.

Here is a video giving some analysis of current events surrounding Iran

 

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