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Politicians Talk – Friday 03/06/2022

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POLAND

Pawel Jablonski – Polish Deputy Foreign Minister

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will not reach an agreement about admitting Finland and Sweden at its forthcoming summit in Madrid on June 28, 29, and 30, according to Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Pawel Jablonski. Speaking to the RMF radio on Friday, Jablonski said the process of joining NATO is “not so fast and not so easy. It will take at least several months.”

UK

Liz Truss – Head of the British Foreign Office

The head of the British Foreign Office, Liz Truss, said in an interview with The Telegraph that the United Kingdom and other NATO countries are discussing the possibility of supplying arms to Moldova due to the military operation in Ukraine and possible spillovers in the region.

ISRAEL

Naftali Bennett – Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stated on Friday that his country would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over the Iranian nuclear program but reserves its “right” to take independent action, according to a statement issued by his office. “Israel reserves the right to self-defense and action against Iran to stop its nuclear program if the international community fails to do so within the relevant time-frame,” it quoted Bennett as telling International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Rafael Gross, who arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday for talks.