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Israel, Saudis Find Common Cause in Warning of Iran Expansionism

  • Netanyahu evokes 1938 appeasement in Munich conference speech
  • Israeli leader warns of regional war; Saudis blast aggression
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Israel and Saudi Arabia delivered twin warnings to Iran, telling a global security conference it’s time to confront the Islamic republic’s encroachment on the Middle East.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu evoked the West’s appeasement of Nazi Germany before World War II in a speech at Munich that described Iranian aggression as “the greatest threat to our world” and warned that Israel would resist it. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir, addressing the event later Sunday, said Iran needs to pay a price for its “aggressive behavior.”