Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna are coordinating steps to stop the Iranian nuclear program and jointly promoting a discussion on the issue in the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The two spoke on Monday and mainly discussed the Iranian issue."Israel and France see eye to eye on the danger of a nuclear Iran. Only determined and coordinated action by the West will lead to sanctions that will tighten the ring around the neck of the rule of terror in Tehran," Minister Cohen said at the end of the conversation.
He added, "I have met and talked in recent months with my colleagues from the E3 countries and the US in order to promote immediate steps in the discussion of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency that will convene in June. My diplomatic visit to the Czech Republic, which heads the Board of Governors, will also be devoted to the endless fight against Iran's nuclear program."
Cohen departed for a working visit to the Czech Republic on Monday and will meet with President Petr Pavel and Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský.
"European countries understand more than ever the Iranian threat and are mobilizing to act against it. At the meetings in the Czech Republic, one of our best friends in Europe and who currently heads the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, we will discuss ways to stop Iran's attempts to obtain nuclear weapons and how to repel the arms of terrorism of Iran. In addition, we will strengthen the good and deep ties with our partners in the Czech Republic, which is one of Israel's closest friends in Europe."