FM Liberman said that there is no doubt that Iran remains the main threat to world peace. Israel should request that the United States adopt the Cuban sanctions model that has already proven its effectiveness.
(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully today (Tuesday, 2 March 2010) signed a working holiday agreement for young tourists. FM Liberman stated that this is an important agreement, which will strengthen the connection between the two countries and permit young people to work and travel in a regulated manner. FM Liberman stated that the two countries enjoy a good relationship based on common values, and added that the Israeli embassy will reopen in Wellington within the next few months.
Referring to the Iranian issue, FM Liberman said that there is no doubt that Iran remains the main threat to world peace. He further stated that Israel is concerned with developments in the international arena, and that the meaning of the latest discussions in the international arena is that the decisions of the UN Security Council will be postponed to a later stage, without any clear understanding as to where and when they will take place. FM Liberman added that he believes that from now on Israel must change its policies concerning Iran, and should request that the United States adopt the Cuban sanctions model that has already proven its effectiveness and is strong enough to strangle and overthrow the Iranian regime. FM Liberman said that while consensus and extensive agreement are important, in the end, the important thing is stopping the Iranian nuclear program, and within the framework of the Cuban model, the United States is able to do it alone.