Pence meets with Netanyahu at Warsaw Holocaust Museum

Vice President Pence met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Holocaust museum in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday where the two leaders laid wreaths in honor of those who died in the Warsaw ghetto uprising against the Nazis.

At the event, Netanyahu told Pence that he "look[s] forward" to seeing the U.S.-crafted peace plan for Israel and the the Palestinian Authority that the U.S. is said to have finalized earlier this month, according to the Times of Israel.


"I look forward to seeing the [US peace] plan once it is presented. I know that the Trump administration seeks to ensure the security of Israel for generations," Netanyahu said.

"And even though I always say, based on the experience that we endured here, Israel must always be able defend itself by itself against any threat. It’s comforting to know that we have such a strong ally in the United States of America," he reportedly added.

Information on Pence's remarks at the event was not immediately available. The White House did not immediately return a request for a transcript of the vice president's statements Thursday.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoOvernight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need Congress to approve Iran strikes in interview with The Hill | New sanctions hit Iran's supreme leader | Schumer seeks to delay defense bill amid Iran tensions | Esper's first day as acting Pentagon chief Pompeo meets with Saudi crown prince amid tensions with Iran Poll: 24 percent of voters want military action against Iran MORE said earlier Thursday that any peace plan for Israel involving the Trump administration would only be possible by "confronting Iran."

"You can’t get peace in the Middle East without pushing back against Iran," Pompeo said at a summit with the Israeli leader. "You can’t achieve peace and stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran. It’s just not possible."