Lieberman to participate in security discussion panel with Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister

On Sunday, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is supposed to participate in a discussion panel along with Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during this year’s Munich Security Conference, which began this afternoon. Earlier today, Lieberman met with his American counterpart and the two discussed the Iranian threat.
Avigdor Lieberman and Mohammad Javad Zarif Photo Credit: Miriam Alster/Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90/Reuters

Today (Friday), the 53rd Munich Security Conference began and according to the recently released scheduled, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is expected to share the stage with Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

The two are expected to speak on Sunday during a panel titled, “Old Crises, New Middle East?” The panel will be moderated by BBC Chief International Correspondent in London Lyse Doucet. In addition to Lieberman and Zarif, the Saudi Foreign Minister and his Turkish counterpart will also sit in on the panel.

This morning, Lieberman met with U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Munich before the conference began and warned his American counterpart about the Iranian threat. Mattis and Lieberman said that they intend to work together to protect Israel and uphold American interests in the region.

Lieberman said that there are three main problems that they need to deal with: “Iran, Iran and Iran.” The Israeli defense minister called to form a real coalition that will deal with the Tehran terrorism that is spreading throughout the world, the development of ballistic missiles and the country’s attempts to develop nuclear weapons. Lieberman also claimed that North Korea and Iran are “two ends of the axis of evil that also includes Hezbollah and the Assad regime and Iran is the common thread.”

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