Israel’s prime minister says Iran’s “aggressive behaviour is the greatest threat to peace.”
Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments came at the end of talks with Italy’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, during which he pressed for tougher action against Iran’s nuclear programme. He also evoked the possibility of restarting stalled talks with the Palestinians. “In advancing peace I think it’s time to realise the plan and vision that Prime Minister Berlusconi put forward more than a decade ago on advancing economic peace, what he calls the Marshall Plan, for the Palestinian economy and it could be expanded to other parts of the Middle East. We support it and we’re looking forward to working with you and with others to advance it.” Netanyahu will seek to muster further support tomorrow when he meets the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, in Paris.