Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Big For Israel: Netanyahu Praises 'Excellent Meeting' With Omani Foreign Minister

‘War with Iran’: Israeli prime minister tweets a terrifying message — then quickly deletes it Big For Israel: Netanyahu Praises 'Excellent Meeting' With Omani Foreign Minister
Melinda Barton | 14 February, 2019, 06:53

"Many are following this [Omani] lead, and may I say, including at this conference", said Netanyahu after his meeting with Alawi. Nor do Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which also sent envoys to Warsaw and which share Israel's concerns about Iran's nuclear program and involvement in several regional flashpoints.

The comments were made to reporters on the sidelines of the Warsaw Middle East ministerial following Netanyahu's meeting with the Sultanate of Oman's Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi.

As The Daily Wire has previously reported, Oman has played an outsized role in Netanyahu's post-Iran nuclear deal diplomatic outreach efforts with the Arab world.

Speaking during a visit to a naval base in the northern port of Haifa, Netanyahu said: "The missiles you see behind me can go very far, against any enemy, including Iran's proxies in our region" - an apparent reference to Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement.

Oman hosted the Israeli leader in October and several high-ranking Israeli ministers have also made visits to countries in the Gulf over the past year. "This is a new era for the future, and for prosperity for all the nations".

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".

Israel has been increasingly open about carrying out air strikes in Syria with an election looming in April.

"We're trying to expand the number of nations who are engaged and have a stake in the future of a peaceful and prosperous Middle East", Brian Hook, the State Department's special representative for Iran, told Reuters.

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.

"We are working all the time to block Iran". "But Netanyahu and Gulf countries are eager to focus on Iran".

Netanyahu says he doesn't think the Trump administration's "Deal of the Century" peace plan will be discussed.

Palestinians have been heavily critical of the conference, With officials describing the meeting as an effort by the U.S. to advance its anti-Palestinian positions.

"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. Pence and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz were also scheduled to speak.