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Mistranslated or Not, Israeli PM's 'War With Iran' Tweet Sparks Grave Concerns

14 February 2019
Mistranslated or Not, Israeli PM's 'War With Iran' Tweet Sparks Grave Concerns

"What is important about this meeting, and it 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 war with Iran", the tweet said. "This is a new era for the future, and for prosperity for all the nations".

Netanyahu made his comments after a meeting with the Omani minister for foreign affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi, on the sidelines of a Middle East conference in Warsaw co-hosted by Poland and the United States.

On Wednesday the Israeli prime minister is set to take part in an worldwide conference in Warsaw co-organised by the United States and Poland. In October, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Sultantate of Oman, marking the first time in 22 years that an Israeli prime minister has visited Oman. It will also include discussion on the growing influence of Iran in the region.

Despite the large showing, a number of high-profile countries did not send their top representatives amid ongoing tension between the USA and Europe over Trump's decision to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear deal with the Iranian government.

Before broadening the agenda, the U.S. initially told allies the meeting would focus on Iran, a bête noire for national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, both of whom have advocated for regime change in Tehran in the past. "They have a very expansionist foreign policy and that destabilizes other countries", said Hook when asked whether the absence of Germany and France's top diplomats at the meeting mattered.

"Against Iran and against its attempt to entrench itself in the area", Netanyahu told reporters before flying to Poland for a Mideast conference.

Kushner, who is President Donald Trump's son-in-law, will brief delegates behind closed doors on Thursday on US plans for peace between Palestinians and Israelis.

Walla reported that sources in the security establishment stated that the issue would be raised by Netanyahu when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week.

"With the summit largely spurned by our Western European allies, the administration was forced to spin the event from an Iran-centric gathering to one focused on broader Middle East peace and security issues", NIAC said.

Transatlantic cooperation was necessary to resolve problems in the Middle East, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said.