Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks

14 February, 2019, 06:54 | Author: Sheila Harris
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On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a very productive meeting in Warsaw, Poland, with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah.

A USA -sponsored Middle East conference aimed at building a coalition against what Washington sees as the threat posed by Iran also produced signs of a warming of ties between Israel and some Arab countries on Wednesday.

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

Israel's shadow diplomacy with other influential regional actors has also markedly improved, of late.

In a re-issued statement to the media, Netanyahu's office said the goal of the meetings in Poland was "to advance the common interest of combatting Iran". And how they always get made when we say this? 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.

Netanyahu - who has been trying to play up his diplomatic gains ahead of Israel's April election - has frequently hinted at warmer ties with Gulf Arab states.

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While in Warsaw, Netanyahu was also expected to meet with US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as well as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Iran was not invited, nor will the Palestinians have any representation at the summit.

But with few RSVPs coming, Poland and the U.S. have towned down the agenda to focus on ways of promoting peace and security in the Middle East.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the Trump administration is unlikely to make a big splash at the conference with an announcement of its impending Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Pence and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz were also scheduled to speak.

Arab nations and Israel faced a common threat of Iranian regional aggression and Washington was working closely with these nations to counter this, he said.

"The European Union alone does not, in my opinion, carry sufficient political weight to try to really influence the situation in the Middle East", he told reporters.

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