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British ambassador says Israel won't have to confront Iran alone

February 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Britain’s ambassador to Tel Aviv has said that Israel has the support of Western countries in its stand against Iran’s nuclear programme. Matthew Gould added that, as such, Israel would not have to confront Tehran on its own.

“Britain and the other Western countries stand by Israel on the Iranian nuclear crisis,” said Mr Gould, “and Britain shares completely Israeli concerns. Israel should be fully aware that it will not have to face this crisis on its own.”

Speaking at a press conference at the University of Haifa, the ambassador claimed that the British government does not rule out any option for dealing with the Iran crisis. However, he welcomed the attempts to impose more economic sanctions to try to persuade Tehran to change its nuclear policy.