FM Liberman thanked Secretary Clinton for American backing
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Media Advisor)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman spoke on the phone with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and with the Foreign Minister of Romania Titus Corlăţean.
FM Liberman thanked Secretary Clinton for the American backing, for their support of Israel at the Security Council and for the calls she made to the foreign ministers of Egypt and Turkey. Minister Liberman and Secretary Clinton assessed the situation and exchanged views vis-a-vis the events. FM Liberman stated after the discussion that the United States understands that Hamas must unconditionally stop the bombardment on Israel, and that we are very appreciative of the resolute American position regarding Israel’s right to defend itself.