Livni: Europe is removing sanctions from Iran and using them on Israel

“Iran is getting legitimacy, while Israel is using it. Trade with Iran will increase, and with Israel it will decrease,” say Zionist Union co-leader.

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September 15, 2015 21:17
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Tzipi Livni

Tzipi Livni. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) expressed concern about Europe’s policies towards the Middle East as she headed to Berlin Tuesday night for the G7’s forum on women’s political participation.

“Israel must change the situation in Europe, in which they remove sanctions from Iran and put them on Israel,” Livni said. “Iran is getting legitimacy, while Israel is losing it. Trade with Iran will increase, and with Israel it will decrease.”

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited Livni to participate in the conference, and the former foreign and justice minister plans to meet with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as well as members of the Bundestag and the German media.

Livni and Steinmeier are expected to discuss the world powers’ agreement with Iran and Israel’s concerns over the immediate collapse of the sanctions regime and improved ties between Europe and Tehran, as well as the European Parliament’s call to label Jewish products from the West Bank.

“Even after the agreement, Iran remains a state supporter of terrorism, which continues to promote its extremist agenda and talk about destroying the State of Israel,” she said ahead of the trip.

Livni said that even those who supported the agreement, like Germany, must be aware of these facts and not give Iran international legitimacy.

“We must create one joint front against the terrorism it exports and sets off from inside [Iran], and I plan to explain that on my trip to Germany,” she said.

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