Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said peace talks starting next week are unlikely to meet their target of an agreement within a year and that Israel won’t extend a settlement freeze as demanded by Palestinians.
Iran is arranging with Egyptian officials to have two of its warships use the Suez Canal, Iranian state-run Press TV said. The Suez Canal Authority said after today’s report that no Iranian naval vessels had been granted permission to sail through the waterway.
Israeli Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein presented Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with a draft indictment on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and breach of trust, enabling Lieberman to fight the allegations.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman may receive a draft indictment today or tomorrow on charges of fraud, money laundering and breach of trust, Haaretz reported without saying where it got the information.
Crude rose after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said two Iranian gunboats are planning to move through the Suez Canal to Syria, spurring concern that Middle Eastern oil shipments will be disrupted.
Gasoline and heating oil advanced in New York, following Brent crude oil in London, as fuel demand rose and as Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said two Iranian warships planned to pass through the Suez Canal today to Syria in what he called a “provocation.”