Watch: US-Israel-Russia hold security talks on Iran and Middle East

Watch: US-Israel-Russia hold security talks on Iran and Middle East

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led the trilateral summit meeting of the national security advisers of the US, Russia, and Israel at the Orient Hotel in Jerusalem.

PM Netanyahu says Israel, the US, and Russia have a common objective to remove Iranian forces from Syria.

Netanyahu says that doing so will “create a more stable Middle East.”

The historic meeting of security advisers is being held pursuant to PM Netanyahu’s efforts with the American and Russian administrations and in continuation of the meetings held by the PM and National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat in recent days with US National Security Adviser John Bolton and the Secretary of the Russian National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.

National Security Adviser Ben-Shabbat and his US and Russian counterparts are currently meeting at the summit. The discussions are focusing on Iran, Syria and regional issues.

“It’s historic because it’s the first meeting between our three countries’ national security advisors in our capital, Jerusalem. I want to thank President Trump and President Putin for agreeing to hold this security summit and for sending their most senior advisors. I deeply value the strong relationships that Israel has with both leaders and both countries”, PM Netanyahu said at the start of the meeting.

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