Thursday, January 15, 2009

British Liberal Democrats welcome suspension of negotations of upgrading trade agreement between EU and Israel

In a statement posted at the website of the British Liberal Democratic party, its 'shadow foreign secretary' Edward Davey states that "[the] belated decision to suspend the upgrading of the new EU-Israel co-operation agreement is very welcome."

Arguing in favour of suspending the negotiations, Liberal Democratic leader Nick Clegg had argued that "The continuing bombardment of Gaza is intolerable and self-defeating. It goes far beyond Israel's right to defend itself." He continued stating that "There is not a terrorist organisation in the world that has been bombed into submission. Innocent people are being killed and injured by a military operation that will only serve to further inflame extremism, and weaken the moderate Palestinian and Arab opinion which Israel's long term security depends on."

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