Israel urges EU to not participate in Raisi inauguration

Says servility towards violent regimes encourages aggressions

03 August, 11:58

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, 03 AGO - The Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement that the European Union's decision to send its diplomat Enrique Mora on Thursday to the inauguration ceremony of new Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, "leaves us appalled and shows poor judgment".

    It called on the EU to "cancel its shameful participation in the ceremony of the 'butcher of Tehran'".

    In the statement, Israel noted that the inauguration is taking place "just days after Iran killed two civilians, one of them a member of an EU country, in a terrorist attack launched against a civilian ship".

    Israel was referring to the attack on the oil tanker "Mercer Street", whom many attributed to Iran, in which a British and a Romanian citizen were killed.

    "The new president of Iran has his hands soaked in the blood of thousands of Iranian citizens," the statement said.

    "Flattery and servility towards violent and totalitarian regimes only serve to encourage new violence and aggression," the Israeli foreign ministry said in the statement. (ANSAmed).

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