Jerusalem's Tripartite Summit started

The tripartite security summit between Russia, America and Israel in Jerusalem kicked off this morning with statements showing unity of opinion on securing Israel's protection and disagreement over Iran's role in Syria and the Middle East. Tel Aviv confirmed that it plans to remove all foreign troops that entered Syria after 2011. 

The Tripartite Security Summit in Jerusalem began with statements by representatives of Moscow, Washington and Tel Aviv, which showed a convergence on ensuring Israel's protection and a dispute over the Iranian role.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of the summit that "Israel will address all the attacks carried out by Iran and will be designed to remove all foreign troops that entered Syria after 2011."

In turn, US national security adviser John Bolton attacked Iran as "the cause of the conflict in the Middle East."

"Iran has shown no evidence of good intentions and is the cause of conflicts in the Middle East," he said.

The Russian national security adviser Nikolai Patrushev confirmed during his speech his country's desire to ensure the security of Israel.

But the Russian official defended the Iranian presence in Syria, saying "Iran is participating Russia in the fight against terrorism."

Russia's national security adviser warned of tension in the region, saying "the regional situation is worrying."



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