Israeli Foreign Minister postponed planned visit to Islamic Country over security concerns
JERUSALEM – Israeli Foreign Minister postponed planned visit to Islamic Country over security concerns.
Israel’s foreign minister has postponed a visit to Dubai this month due to security concerns, diplomats said on Sunday, Reuters has reported.
Israel Katz, who doubles as intelligence minister, had been scheduled to attend mid-month meetings in the Gulf emirate ahead of its Expo 2020 Dubai but “on the instruction of security officials” would defer the visit, an Israeli diplomat said, without giving a new date.
Another diplomat, who also requested anonymity, said Israel was taking precautions lest its arch-foe Iran try to target Katz as part of retaliation against its US ally. The diplomat did not cite evidence to indicate any specific threat.
Decades-old hostilities between Tehran and Washington have boiled over in recent weeks, with a US strike killing a senior Iranian commander and Iran firing missiles at Iraqi airbases hosting US forces in response.