Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met, Thursday afternoon with British Foreign Secretary William Hague in Jerusalem. Joining them were Deputy Foreign Minister Ze'ev Elkin and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz.
At the outset of the meeting Netanyahu expressed Israel's solidarity with Britain following Wednesday's terror attack in London. Citing a just-released report by the International Atomic Energy Agency, he called Iran's nuclear enrichment program, "the biggest challenge facing us." Hague thanked the prime minister for his condolences and said his talks with Netanyahu would touch on "our cooperation in that area, including the very strong concerns that we have of about the nuclear program of Iran." He also said, "And of course the Middle East peace process is also an urgent priority for the United Kingdom," adding, "We urge all parties to move the process forward and to really give the bold and decisive leadership that will allow success to happen and avoid steps that undermine it."