US Secretary of State is trying to reassure Iran’s allies at a rare Israeli summit-nationwide

Israeli and Arab partners Israel US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attended on Sunday We Washington’s diplomatic ally Iran..

The issue is likely to dominate a two-day rally involving foreign ministers from the three Arab states who normalized relations with Israel in 2020, despite stagnant peace with Palestinians.

Blinken’s visit comes when some US allies in the region ask the president a question Joe Biden Government commitment and brace to Iran’s nuclear program and fallout from Ukraine’s crisis.

Nuclear negotiations were close to an agreement until a few weeks ago Russia Made a last-minute request in the United States, claiming that sanctions would be imposed Moscow Beyond that invasion Ukraine It should not affect trade with Iran.

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Restoring the 2015 nuclear deal is “the best way to put Iran’s nuclear program back in its box,” Blinken said.

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But whether that happens or not, before the summit begins, “our commitment to the basic principle that Iran never acquires nuclear weapons is unwavering,” he said with Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid in Jerusalem. Said together.

“The United States will continue to confront Iran when it threatens us, or when it threatens our allies and partners,” Blinken said.

In Israel, Arab perpetrators identified by security officials as Israeli citizens and supporters of the Islamic State have deepened internal security concerns. Shot dead two border police officers in Hadera, A city 50 km (30 miles) north of Tel Aviv. Police shot and killed two men.

Medical workers carried the bodies of the victims to an ambulance, where two were killed by shooters in Hadera. Two attackers were shot dead, two police officers were killed, and at least three were injured after firing in the coastal town of Hadera, police spokespersons said.

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According to a statement posted on the group’s Telegram account, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Blinken wrote on Twitter: “Condemning today’s terrorist attacks in Hadera, Israel. There is no such pointless violence or murder in society.” At the summit, Brinken also provided meaningful support to some Gulf countries. It is hoped that Ukraine will put pressure on its Arab allies to step up its support to fend off Russia’s invasion as it ceases to provide.

After meeting with Brinken, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who warned that a nuclear deal with Iran would not detain Israel, said Washington wants to “listen to concerns from the region, Israel and others.” rice field.

Attending the Rapid-sponsored summit at a desert hotel are the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco, which were part of the so-called Abraham agreement mediated by the Trump administration to normalize relations with Israel.

Egypt’s Foreign Minister, a country that marked 43 years of peace with Israel on Saturday, will also attend the summit.

“Normalization is becoming a new normal in the region,” Blinken said, adding that Washington wanted to “invite others.”

Brinken met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the west bank of the occupied Jordan River before going to the summit, expressing the United States’ continued commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The venue for the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is Sude Voker, the retired and buried father of Israel’s founding father and the first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.

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(Additional report by Arshad Mohammed, Washington, written by Dan Williams, edited by Gerry Doyle, Raissa Kasolowsky, Jane Merriman, Daniel Wallis) US Secretary of State is trying to reassure Iran’s allies at a rare Israeli summit-nationwide

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