Israel: the all-out diplomatic operation to counter Iran

By the 14. 12. 2021 at 18 h 08 4 min read Subscribers

As the Americans and Iranians resumed indirect negotiations in Vienna to restore the Iranian nuclear agreement (JCPOA), Israeli officials take turns to meet face-to-face with their allies, American of course, but also those in the Middle East.

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The Israeli government trio formed by the Prime Minister Naftali Bennett , the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defense have been taking turns in a real diplomatic ballet for the past two weeks. The objective: to limit Iran’s regional and nuclear ambitions. Latest episode: the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister to the United Arab Emirates. His meeting, Monday 12 December, with Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, lasted four hours, including two and a half hours face to face. The two men had a lot to discuss. “There were previously secret relations between the two countries, but this meeting was the first official meeting at this level since the signing of the Abrahamic Accords in September 1355. And the two men need to get to know each other in order to build trust. Forging personal relationships is very important in the Arab world “, underlines, the day after the meeting , Yoel Guzansky, former member of the Israeli National Security Council and expert on Gulf countries.

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