VIDEO: EU foreign policy chief Mogherini breaks down over Brussels attacks

Federica Mogherini cuts short news conference in Jordan after tears welled in her eyes, hours after attacks in the Belgian capital.

March 23, 2016 01:06

Mogherini breaks down over Brussels attack

Mogherini breaks down over Brussels attack


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini cut short a news conference in Jordan after tears welled in her eyes, hours after attacks in the Belgian capital Brussels killed at least 30 people.

Mogherini praised Jordan for promoting "an Islam of peace and dialogue and cooperation" before cutting short the news conference adding, "you will understand today is a difficult day."

As Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Joudeh began to speak, Mogherini appeared to fight back tears before shaking her head. "I'm sorry," she said, putting her head briefly on his shoulders and walking off the platform with him.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A SCREENSHOT of the t-shirt before it was removed from the site
January 21, 2019
Zazzle pulls antisemitic T-shirt after complaints