Pakistani president, Israeli DM discuss Iran nuclear program

Published January 28th, 2008 - 11:37 GMT

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak held talks in Paris last week with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf even though their countries have no diplomatic ties, officials said on Monday. The two men first met by chance in the hotel where Barak was staying and spoke briefly, a spokeswoman from his ministry told AFP.

 

The following day, Musharraf invited Barak for a meeting and the two talked for about an hour, focusing on Iran's nuclear program, she added.

 

It should be mentioned that Musharraf and the former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon shook hands on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in September 2005. Two weeks earlier, foreign ministers from the two sides met in the first such high-level meeting.

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