Jerusalem24 – Haaretz – Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in a press conference Monday that the Mideast summit taking place in the Negev will be a “regular forum,” noting that the coalition of Middle Eastern countries will “deter” Iran and its proxies.
“We will continue on our path, the path of peace,” he said. “I am not alone in this, everyone here shares this sentiment,” he added, saying that all foreign ministers participating in the summit condemned the attack.
Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani began by condemning the terror attack and stressing his country’s commitment to peace and coexistence. “This is an important and timely meeting, he said of the summit.” He cited the Houthi attacks, Hezbollah, and the Iranian nuclear question as regional issues that make such gatherings important.
decision based on long-standing relations, he said.