Netanyahu confirms Israel attacked Iranian targets in Syria

Netanyahu: Meetings in Warsaw With Arab Leaders Are in Pursuit of ‘War With Iran’

Netanyahu Confirms Israeli Military Strike in Syrian Golan Heights

Netanyahu said many Arab countries were following Oman's lead in moving toward more open interaction with Israel, "including at this conference". Iran, which is this week celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, denounced the meeting as a "circus" aimed at "demonizing" it.

Netanyahu stated that Israel maintains "good relations" with all countries in the Arab region except Syria.

As the Warsaw conference began today, Omani Foreign Minister Yousef Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah met with Netanyahu.

Speaking to Netanyahu, bin Alawi said: "People in the Middle East have suffered a lot because they have stuck to the past". And how they always get made when we say this? It will also include discussion on the growing influence of Iran in the region. Israel has been active in recent months attacking Iranian targets in neighbouring Syria. The Iranians say it is USA -aligned forces in the region, and not they, who are belligerent.

The absence of foreign ministers from major European powers, Germany and France, highlights festering tensions with the European Union over US President Donald Trump's decision previous year to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimpose sanctions.

Vice-President Mike Pence is leading the US delegation, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House advisor Jared Kushner.

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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.

The opening ceremony for the two day conference gets under way in Warsaw.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, Greenblatt said the Palestinian position "impedes nations from countering the common enemy of Iran". "But Netanyahu and Gulf countries are eager to focus on Iran".

Russia reviewed the agenda of the conference and decided not to attend, the Foreign Ministry said in comments carried by Russian news agency Interfax.

Iran was not invited to the summit and Palestine declined to attend.

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

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