Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with visiting German President Christian Wulff in Jerusalem on Sunday. In the meeting, Lieberman declared that relations between the two countries to be excellent, "between the governments as well as between [the] peoples."
According the the foreign ministry, the two leaders discussed various subjects, including Iran. The foreign minister emphasized the necessity of toughening and increasing the sanctions currently in place against the Islamic Republic. He added that the world should provide "massive support to student and other free organizations in Teheran, and broadcast messages of freedom to the Iranian people."The foreign ministry statement said, "Iran is brazenly deceiving the West, and the West wants to be deceived." It continued, "If the international community cannot stop North Korea," it is sending a bad message to Teheran. The statement added that Iran's primary objectives are the Gulf states and Saudi Arabia, not Israel.