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Warsaw Summit to Set Up 6 Committees to Deal with Iran’s Behavior

Warsaw Summit to Set Up 6 Committees to Deal with Iran’s Behavior

Friday, 8 February, 2019 - 07:00
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the United Nations during a Security Council meeting in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, January 26, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The Polish-US sponsored ministerial meeting scheduled in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14 to promote peace and security in the Middle East is expected to create six different committees tasked with “changing Iran’s behavior” in the region.

The committees are expected to implement recommendations on fighting terrorism and extremism, cyber security, the development of ballistic missiles, the protection of the safety and security of naval passages, and human rights issues, all of them files directly affecting Iran’s behavior in the Middle East.

Representatives from 79 states would participate in the conference, and all EU members are invited to attend.

New UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen should present a summary on the situation in Syria at the opening session of the international gathering.

Last month, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox news that the gathering would “focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security,” including “an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence.”

Last year, US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

Washington deliberately planned to hold the meeting next week to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.

Also, the summit takes place amid an expected meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Three workshops will be held at the Polish capital: The first to discuss ballistic missiles, another to tackle cyber security and the third is expected to focus on terrorism, including the financing of terrorist groups, which threaten international security and peace.

Meanwhile, reports published on Thursday said Iran transferred its operations at the Damascus airport, also known as the “Glass House,” to the T-4 base in central Syria, after the airport has come under Israeli strikes in the past months.

It is believed that Moscow contributed to such a move following military talks led by a Russian delegation that visited Tel Aviv last week.

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