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Liberman in Washington: Meets US NS Adviser Bolton, War Secretary Mattis
The "Israeli" War Minister met with his US counterpart at the Pentagon, after Liberman met with US President Donald Trump's national security advisor, John Bolton.
Avigdor Liberman and John Bolton were two hawks sharing a nest in the White House on Thursday, bonding over their contempt for the United Nations and agreeing on a tough approach to Iran.
Meeting in the new US national security adviser's West Wing office, the "Israeli" War minister came bearing a gift: a caricature of Bolton ripping apart the 1975 UN General Assembly resolution.
Bolton successfully led the campaign to revoke in the resolution in 1991, early in his diplomatic career at the State Department.
Bolton "is a dear friend of ‘Israel' and an expert on the Iranian threat," Liberman said, according to a tweet posted by the "Israeli" entity's embassy in Washington. "We also discussed the complex situation in Syria. I'm happy that we and the US see eye-to-eye on the situation in the Middle East and I thank the US for its support of ‘Israel'."
Liberman also met with the US special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, and with Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president. Kushner and Greenblatt are leading a White House effort to jump-start so-called "peace talks" between the "Israelis" and the Palestinians, although Palestinians authorities have refused to engage Trump's team since the US recognized al-Quds [Jerusalem] as the "Israeli" entity's so-called capital last year.
Mattis, who addressed a congressional panel before hosting his "Israeli" counterpart at the Pentagon, echoed Liberman's warning from earlier in the day, issued through a Saudi newspaper, in which he said "Israeli" forces would strike Tehran if Iranian missiles ever hit Tel Aviv.
Iran was the focus of conversation there, as well, according to a statement issued by the "Israeli" entity's embassy in Washington.
On Friday, he will address the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a think tank in the capital.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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