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Bennett slams EU envoy’s planned attendance at swearing-in of Iran’s Raisi

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, gives his official seal of approval to newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi in an endorsement ceremony in Tehran, Iran, August 3, 2021. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, gives his official seal of approval to newly elected President Ebrahim Raisi in an endorsement ceremony in Tehran, Iran, August 3, 2021. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett criticizes the EU over the planned attendance of a top diplomat at the swearing-in of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi.

“Raisi is the most extreme Iranian present up to now, and the competition is tough. I call from here to the EU: You can’t talk about human rights and at the same time pay homage to a murderer, a hangman, who assassinated hundreds of regime opponents,” the prime minister says.

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