Israel welcomes European sanctions on Iran over plots to attack dissidents

The Times of Israel reports: “In a rare show of support for European Union policies in the Middle East, Israel on Wednesday welcomed the EU’s declaration that it would sanction Iran over suspicions it planned to kill opposition activists in Europe.

‘This is an important first step by the EU, combating Iranian aggression,’ the Foreign Ministry tweeted. ‘The newly imposed sanctions offer some hope that a growing number of countries are willing to take an active, clear stand against Iran’s global campaign of terrorism.’

The statement came a day after the EU put an Iranian intelligence service and two senior officials on its terror list over suspicions that they were involved in assassinations and plots to kill opposition activists in Denmark, France and the Netherlands…”

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