The summit was billed as a way to promote "peace and security in the Middle East" but focused mainly on efforts to isolate Iran. The Trump administration's envoy to the Mideast Jason Greenblatt tweeted that during the conference, the microphone of Netanyahu failed to work prompting the Yemeni foreign minister to lend him his microphone, eliciting a lighthearted remark from Netanyahu regarding the "new cooperation between Israel and Yemen".
The U.S. and Poland cooperated in organizing the two-day conference in Warsaw.
The one top European official that did show up - at least for the opening session - was UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, who on Wednesday expressed a desire to see peace in Yemen.
Netanyahu also met one-on-one in Warsaw with Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the foreign minister of Oman, where he travelled late a year ago. The get-together, co-hosted by the USA and Poland, brought together ten Arab states and Israel, as well as representatives from nearly 50 other countries.
Earlier on Thursday, in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pompeo said peace and stability in the Middle East could not be achieved without confronting Iran. Pence responded to the prime minister: "We thank you for your leadership and commitment to this historic place".
The hardline regime, Pence said, will not be permitted to carry out its plans to annihilate Israel and topple US forces in the region. None of the region's challenges will solve themselves.
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The maritime area where Iran operates includes the Strait of Hormuz, linking the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea, which has been labeled "the world's most important oil transit chokepoint", according to the US Energy Information Administration, with 20% of the oil traded worldwide moving through the waterway. "No country can afford to remain on the sidelines".
Last year, the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, but European countries have continued to support the multilateral agreement as the best way to deal with Iran's nuclear programme.
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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let his guard slip yesterday by announcing that he was intent on starting a war with Iran.
The U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital, along with the cancellation of hundreds of millions of dollars in American aid to the Palestinians, have prompted the Palestinians to cut off ties with the White House and pre-emptively reject the peace plan. It is refusing United States mediation after Trump in 2017 recognised bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Iran's military also possesses advanced sea mines, including acoustic and magnetic variants, a USA defense official tells CNN, weapons that could pose major risks to maritime traffic.
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In recent months, he has broken with the conventional ambiguity of Israeli leaders about military operations to speak openly of Israel's air war against Iranian targets in neighbouring Syria.
"Many are following this lead, and may I say, including in this conference".
Zarif described the meeting as the "Warsaw Circus", and said it was "no coincidence that Iran is hit by terror on the very day" the talks began in the Polish capital.
"Iran isn't behaving like a normal country".
Niels Annen, a German deputy foreign minister who participated in the conference, told reporters after Pence spoke that Europe has a common position on the need to preserve the nuclear deal, and he dismissed U.S. concerns about the new financial mechanism.
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