U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
January 1, 2019
Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Brasilia, Brazil. They discussed the unacceptable threat that regional aggression and provocation by Iran and its agents poses to Israeli and regional security. The Secretary reiterated the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security and unconditional right to self-defense. The Secretary and Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to deepen bilateral cooperation and look forward to strengthening relationships with Brazil.