Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met with the Foreign Minister of the European Union, Baroness Catherine Ashton. At the meeting the two discussed the relationship between Israel and the EU. Lieberman said at the meeting that the situation in the south is intolerable. "No country in Europe would agree to have this as a reality in its territory.... we can not continue to restrain ourselves. We also expect the European Union to prevent the smuggling of weapons into Gaza," said Lieberman.