, FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 file photo, released by Oman News Agency, Oman's Sultan Qaboos, left, receives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Muscat, Oman. A surprise visit to Oman by Netanyahu over the weekend appears to have opened the floodgates for a series of appearances by senior Israeli officials in Gulf Arab states, thrusting the once secret back channels of outreach into public view. These newly revealed ties reflect concerns by both Israel and Arabs over Iran’s rising influence in the region. (Oman News Agency via AP, File)
02 of November 2018 12:19:58
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the slaying of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a horrendous act and "should be duly dealt with" in a way that doesn't undermine Saudi Arabia's stability.
Netanyahu said at a news conference in Varna, Bulgaria on Friday that Iran is a bigger threat than Saudi Arabia and those who want to punish the Middle East kingdom need to bear that in mind.
He said: "A way must be found to achieve both goals because I think that the larger problem is Iran."
Netanyahu said Israel was involved in French and Danish investigations this year of alleged plots by Iranian intelligence agencies to attack Iranian opposition figures in Europe.
Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.