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Liberman calls on ‘hypocritical’ Europeans to cut ties with Iran (TOI)

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July 11, 2018

Europe has no qualms about giving cash to Iranian regime which imprisoned teen over dancing video, but then interferes with Israeli security concerns, defense minister charges

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday called out European countries for being hypocritical in condemning Israel over its security activities while having no qualms about trading with the Iranian regime which imprisoned a teenage girl for posting a video of herself dancing.

Last week, Iranian state TV broadcast a video of 18-year-old gymnast Maedeh Hojabri tearfully admitting to breaking moral norms, in what may have been a coerced confession, after she was detained for making a video in which she appeared without a head-covering.

“European countries allow themselves to become involved in internal Israeli affairs including the protection of our borders, but they have no problem in giving money to the ayatollah regime that puts an 18-year-old girl in prison for dancing without a head covering,” Liberman tweeted. “If they were a little more upstanding and a little less hypocritical they would cut off all contact until the oppressive, murderous regime of Khamenei and his partners is changed.”

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