The Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who arrived in Munich at the international conference on security, held talks with U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis.
The Ministers first met after joining Mattis to the position of head of the Pentagon in the administration of Donald trump, said the radio station «Galey TSAHAL».
During the meeting, Lieberman and Mattis stated that they intend to engage in direct, open dialogue for the sake of Israel’s security and protecting American interests in the middle East.
The Israeli Minister said that the main threat to global stability comes from Iran, and want to build a real coalition are ready to fight terror, spread by the Tehran all around the world and also oppose nuclear and missile programs of the Islamic Republic.
Lieberman added that North Korea and Iran are the two elements of the «axis of evil» that also includes Hizbullah and the Assad regime in Syria, where Iran acts as a unifying force, reported the press service of the defense Minister.
Radio station «Reshet bet», for its part, reported that Lieberman will take part in the meeting devoted to the problems of the Middle East. Apart from him, us being the Ministers of foreign Affairs of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Discussion between participants is not provided.