Israeli President to Discuss Iran and Hamas Issues During London Visit

During his official visit to Lonodn, Israeli President Isaac Herzog plans to discuss with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UK Foreign Minister Elizabeth Truss about the Iranian nuclear program and London’s decision to recognize the Palestinian movement Hamas as a terrorist organization.

“I will meet with Foreign Secretary Truss and Prime Minister Johnson, members of the [British] parliament and other government officials and make it very clear that Israel cannot allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and that it [Israel] expects its allies to show rigidity and perseverance concerning the Iranian regime, including in dialogue with it,” the Herzog’s press service said before his trip to London.

“Israel explains this position to all its friends and, of course, makes it clear that it reserves all the possibilities for self-defense,” the Israeli president added.

He added that he would thank “Israel’s true friend Johnson for the British government’s decision to recognize all Hamas structures as terrorist.”

“This is an extremely important step in the war on terror,” he said. On Friday, British authorities confirmed that Hamas “will be included in the list of terrorist organizations” along with its political wing.

The Israeli President’s press office said that during the visit, which will last 48 hours, the President of Israel will hold “official meetings” with the heir to the British throne, Prince Charles of Wales, the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, as well as members of the British Parliament and leaders of the country’s Jewish community.

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