FM Livni met with a delegation of 75 members of European parliaments, and discussed regional issues, including yesterday’s suicide-bombing attack in Dimona and the Iranian issue.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni met today with a delegation of 75 European members of parliament, representatives of 30 European countries, who are currently visiting Israel. During the meeting, FM Livni spoke of yesterday’s suicide bomber attack in Dimona, saying that "Yesterday we received yet another painful reminder of the actions of the extremists who target civilian populations inside Israel. The international community that supports the peace process must at the same time prevent the legitimacy of the terrorist organizations – and first and foremost the Hamas".
In reference to the Iranian issue, FM Livni stated that "Iran is the supreme obstacle in the region. The country denies the Holocaust, calls for the destruction of Israel and undermines the stability of the region by substantially aiding the terrorists by supplying arms, training, and funding. Iran continues to enrich uranium, and the inevitable conclusion of all international intelligence reports – regardless of the package they are wrapped in – is that they are on the path to obtaining nuclear weapons. Iran can be stopped, and efficient sanctions by the international community, including Europe, will be of substantive assistance".