Minister reiterates Italy does not sell Israel weapons

(AGI) Rome, July 23 - Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, readinga Foreign Ministry statement of responsibility during questiontime on Wednesday, said, "Italy does not provide Israel withweapons systems of an offensive nature." More in generalPinotta added, "In approving authorisations for weaponsexports, Italy rigorously applies the eight criteria sanctionedby the EU Council's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)dated December 8, 2008." . .

(AGI) Rome, July 23 - Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, readinga Foreign Ministry statement of responsibility during questiontime on Wednesday, said, "Italy does not provide Israel withweapons systems of an offensive nature." More in generalPinotta added, "In approving authorisations for weaponsexports, Italy rigorously applies the eight criteria sanctionedby the EU Council's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)dated December 8, 2008." . .