Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon backed Israel’s ambassador to Portugal on
Wednesday, after the Portuguese Foreign Ministry said it will summon the envoy
to protest criticism he voiced about Lisbon’s reception for Iranian Foreign
Minister Manoucher Mottaki.
AFP quoted the envoy, Ehud Gol, as telling a
local news agency it was surprising and disappointing that some European
countries violate decisions by European institutions. He noted that the
sent a dangerous dual-message to Teheran.
Ayalon said that Gol’s words
were correct and “compatible with the policy of Israel and the
community which is calling for the isolation of the regime of the
Teheran until it stops its nuclear ambitions, supporting terrorism and
Jerusalem Post staff contributed to