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Excerpt from National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director Dr. Eyal Hulata's remarks on the Iranian nuclear issue and the regional opportunities, to the IDI National Security and Democracy Conference

Israel Prime Minister's Office

29.11.2022

Following is an excerpt from National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director Dr. Eyal Hulata's remarks on the Iranian nuclear issue and the regional opportunities, to the 2022 Israel Democracy Institute Annual Conference on National Security and Democracy, today ):

"The main security challenge facing Israel continues to be Iran and it is multi-dimensional. The Iranian nuclear issue and Iran's activity in the region are the heart of the matter, in addition to global terrorism, which is significant, and all of the above extends beyond our borders.

Last weekend, I attended a national security conference in Bahrain. The discourse on Iran has become an international consensus: Iran is not just our problem, and the EU Commission President did well to define Iran as a global problem.

Israel has taken the opportunity to integrate into the region. This process began with the Abraham Accords and continued through the Negev Forum, with the long and close interaction of the Prime Minister, the National Security Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with their regional counterparts.

In the past year-and-a-half, we have seen great progress, and not just from a security perspective, but also in economic and cultural issues, with the countries around us: There are the trade agreements we have signed and the cross-border energy projects that we have launched in the region. The networks of relations that we usually consider from a security perspective have become economic and cultural."



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