Russia says no 'value added' in Mideast Warsaw meeting

AP , Thursday 14 Feb 2019

Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says Moscow didn't participate in the Middle East security meeting in Warsaw co-hosted by Poland and the United States ``because we don't see a value added in the conference.''

He told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York that ``to build coalitions against somebody, against countries, and in this case particularly against Iran, will not help to solve numerous issues which confront the Middle East.''

Nebenzia said: ``This is the wrong way to do it.''

At Thursday's close of the conference, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz both noted differences of opinion over policies toward Iran. But, they said all participants agreed on the threat posed by the country.


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