Netanyahu: EU decision is ‘poison‘ to the Iranian people

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested the help of leaders of the Baltic states in ." 

Speaking at a press conference held on Friday in Vilnius, Netanyahu stood next to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas and Latvian Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis  and went on to say that the Thursday EU decision to transfer 18 million euros ($20.6 million) to Iran is "like poison to the Iranian people."

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"Where will the money go?" Netanyahu asked. "For missiles and for the Revolutionary Guard," he stated. 

Netanyahu went on to say that the current Iranian leadership will not use the EU funds "to solve the water problems of Iran or to help Iranian truck drivers."

Instead, Netanyahu stated, it would be used to support Iranian aggression "

Netanyahu said that Israel does not have any issues with the member states who compose the EU but with the policy the EU has in regards to Iran.

Netanyahu claimed the EU "did not really stop the [Iranian] race to achieve a nuclear weapon" and "brought in billions of dollars" that were used, he said, by the Iranian leadership to suppress its own people and spread Iranian aggression in the Middle East.

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Addressing the talks he held with Baltic states leaders Skvernelis, Ratas and Kučinskis, Netanyahu said they discussed several options through which they could promote a better understanding of Israel in the EU as a whole.

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