While leaving Israel for the conference earlier Tuesday, Netanyahu confirmed that he had bilateral meetings planned in Davos with 10 heads of state.
The sit-down appears to have been planned well in advance given that Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer accompanied Netanyahu on the trip to the Swiss resort town.
The motto for this year’s WEF, to be attended by over 2,500 politicians, business leaders and celebrities is “creating a shared future in a fractured world.”
Netanyahu said he would relay this message in meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Macron has been vocal in warning against abandoning the agreement and Merkel’s government has also continued to back it.
“I will tell them that in the coming weeks, they will have a last opportunity to try and introduce real – not cosmetic – changes in the dangerous nuclear agreement with Iran,” he said. “In any case, with or without an agreement, our policy is to prevent the terrorist regime in Iran from arming itself with nuclear weapons, which would endanger us, the Middle East and the entire world.”