Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Netanyahu attacks EU's top diplomat over Iran visit

After high-profile arms seizure, Israeli Prime Minister criticises Baroness Ashton for visit to Iran

    Baroness Ashton (Photo: World Economic Forum)
    Baroness Ashton (Photo: World Economic Forum)

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has attacked Baroness Ashton, the European Union's top diplomat, for her visit to Iran following the seizure of an Iranian arms ship loaded with weapons apparently bound for the Gaza Strip.

    Mr Netanyahu said: "I would like to ask her if she asked her Iranian hosts about this shipment of weapons for terrorist organisations, and if not, why not."

    Baroness Ashton's visit was aimed at building goodwill ahead of further talks between Iran and six world powers over the country's nuclear programme. Prime Minister Netanyahu fiercely opposes the deal.

    "I think that it would be proper for the international community to give its opinion regarding Iran's true policy, not its propaganda," said Mr Netanyahu.

    "Nobody has the right to ignore the true and murderous actions of the regime in Tehran."

    The Israeli Prime Minister's statements come as his government is about to reveal to diplomats and the world's media the extent of the Iranian arms seizure, which included M302 rockets which can reach any location in Israel from Gaza.

    Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif denied any knowledge of the ship captured by Israeli authorities. In response, Mr Netanyahu dismissed the remarks as "brazen lying".

World

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months

Michael Daventry

Monday, September 25, 2017

Anthony Weiner jailed for 21 months
UK News

Iran 'threatens the world' Netanyahu tells May

Lee Harpin

Monday, February 6, 2017

Iran 'threatens the world' Netanyahu tells May
World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
World

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rabbi among Mexico quake victims
World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence

JC Reporter

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence
World

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss

Daniel Sugarman

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Australian abuse report