Netanyahu calls on EU's Ashton to question Iran on arms ship during Tehran visit

At cabinet meeting, PM calls on international community to "deal with the true polices of Iran, not its propaganda."

March 9, 2014 11:34
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu discussing Iran after meeting US Secretary of State Kerry, Nov 8.

Netanyahu talking about Iran 370. (photo credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)


As Israel began unloading the crates of ordnance on the Klos-C now docked in Eilat, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton began a landmark visit to Teheran, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wondered out loud Sunday whether Ashton would raise the issue with her hosts.

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"I would like to ask her if she asked here hosts in Tehran about the arms shipment to terrorist organizations, and if not, why not?" Netanyahu said at Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting.

"No one has the right to ignore the true murderous activities of the regime in Tehran, and I think that it is fitting for the international community to deal with the true polices of Iran, not its propaganda," he said.

Relating to Iranian denials about any involvement in the ship laden with Syrian-missiles, Netanyahu said that the Iranians were blatantly lying, and that Israel would soon present the evidence.

He reiterated that Israel had two aims in intercepting the ship: protecting Israeli citizens, and revealing the true face of Iran.

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