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Warsaw, Poland - 14 February 2019
1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walks into room, shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
2. SOUNDBITE (Engish) Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister:
"I want to thank Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump administration for putting together an extraordinary conference. As you can see, Mr. Secretary, yesterday was a historical turning point. In a room of some 60 Foreign ministers and Representatives of dozens of governments. An Israeli Prime Minister and the foreign ministers of leading Arab countries, stood together and spoke with unusual force and clarity and unity against the common threat of the Iranian regime."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State:
"We appreciate you being here a great deal. It matters. This is a global challenge in the Middle East. I look forward to a successful day here. Quarters. We will continue to build on what happened last night between all the parties who are deeply committed to ensuring that we push back against all the threats, including Iran, in the Middle East. Thank you all."
(Reporter: Secretary Pompeo does this summit deal with the ways to combat or fight Iran that Prime Minister Netanyahu..")
Pompeo: "Hey look, you can't achieve peace and stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran. It's not possible. They're a malign influence in Lebanon, in Yemen, in Syria, in Iraq. The three H's, Houthis, Hamas and Hezbollah. These are real threats. There are others as well. But you can't get peace in the Middle east without pushing back against Iran."
(Netanyahu and Pompeo exit as reporters shout more questions)
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the world "can't achieve peace and security in the Middle East without confronting Iran."
Pompeo spoke Thursday before the opening session of a Middle East security conference in Warsaw. Appearing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pompeo says "pushing back" against Iran is central to dealing with all the region's other problems. Several high-profile Arab dignitaries are also attending.
The U.S. and Poland are sponsoring the conference, which they say is aimed at promoting peace and security in the Mideast but appears to be mainly focused on isolating Iran.
Iran has denounced the gathering as an American anti-Iran "circus." Russia has said it will not attend, and the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, is also skipping the event.