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January 23, 2012 3:31 pm

Amid Fresh Sanctions and Peace Talks, EU Foreign Affairs Chief In Israel on Tuesday

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is set to arrive in Israel on Tuesday for talks, just a day after the EU decided to ratech up sanctions against Iran, and a day before Israeli and Palestinian officials are expected to meet for a fifth time in Amman.

The EU’s decision Monday to embargo Iranian oil and freeze the assets of Iran’s central bank, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic process, are expected to be the focus of Ashton’s discussion with Israeli leaders.

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