BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed EU’s recent financial support to Iran and urged all countries to restore sanctions on Iran, in Vilnius, Friday.
“I think that the decision yesterday by the EU to give 18 million euros to Iran is a big mistake. It’s like a poison pill to the Iranian people and to the efforts to curb Iranian aggression in the region and terror beyond the region,” Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu continued to say, “Iran tried to conduct a terror attack on the soil of Europe just a few weeks ago, while Iran’s Foreign Minister was leading with European leaders,” referring to a suspected bomb attack in France in late June that was stopped by authorities.
The Israeli leader also said his visit to Lithuania is important to him personally since his family “came from Lithuania over a century ago to what is now Israel.”
After the press conference, Netanyahu met with three Baltic Prime Ministers – Lithuanian Saulius Skvernelis, Estonia’s Juri Ratas and Maris Kucinskis of Latvia.
Netanyahu is the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit Lithuania. His visit to Lithuania is set to last until Sunday.
Mandatory credit: Israeli GPO