Senior Israeli diplomat tells EU officials ‘time to stop Iran’

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Foreign Ministry director-general on diplomatic visit to Brussels to promote Israel-EU relations

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz on Wednesday declared at a meeting in Brussels with senior European Union officials that “it’s time to stop Iran,” according to a statement from the ministry.

The comments come ahead of next week’s quarterly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors, the UN nuclear watchdog tasked with inspecting Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Talks in Vienna on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are set to resume on November 29 for the first time since late June when negotiations were stalled with the election to president of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi to allow for him to put together his administration.

Ushpiz is in Brussels to bolster diplomatic ties between Israel and the EU.

During the visit, he held a high-level political dialogue with secretary general of the European Foreign Service, Stefano Sannino, and met with Secretary-General of the European Parliament Klaus Welle.

The director-general also had discussions with senior NATO officials and met with ambassadors of the 27 member states of the EU.

According to the ministry statement, Ushpiz told the EU officials that Iran is advancing toward nuclear weapons capabilities every day and that now is the time to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

Source » i24news

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