Visit of Catherine Ashton to Jerusalem: 19/06/2013
Jerusalem - Residence of the Prime Minister
On 20 June 2013, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, went to Jerusalem where she met with Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister.
The country was the fourth and last leg of a four-day visit to the Middle East.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Joint arrival of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, at the press conference
||Soundbite by Benjamin Netanyahu (in ENGLISH): Welcome to Jerusalem again, it is good to see you. We have great undertakings to pursue, which include peace and security. I'll start with security. The elections in Iran will be tested by whether Iran changes its policies, stops all enrichment and takes out the nuclear material and shuts down the elicit facility, the nuclear facility in Qom. These are the Security Council resolutions, their feet should be held to the fire. It's not a matter of style but substance. It's not a matter of political spin, but the spinning of centrifuges. That has to stop and I think it is important that Europe joins the United States and Israel and all responsible elements of the international community, and demand the cessation of the Iranian nuclear program - Bad quality of sound.
||Soundbite by Catherine Ashton (in ENGLISH): Prime Minister, we have much to talk about and I know how important it is to consult with you about the situation after the elections in Iran, I'm privileged to lead the negotiations and our twin-track approach. I also recognize that it is important that we consult with those who have a deep interest in this and that we have a chance to think about the broader region on the questions that concern us all, and I hear what you say, especially on your concerns about what is happening with Hezbollah, and we will talk about these things. But more than anything - thank you so much for the welcome to Israel. Thank you - Bad quality of sound.
||Handshake between Catherine Ashton and Benjamin Netanyahu and departure
||Catherine Ashton's name on a label
||Benjamin Netanyahu's name on a label
||EU and Israeli flags
||Exterior views of the office of the Prime Minister (6 shots)
||Cutaway of a road sign