Israel PM calls on EU to confront Iran on missiles



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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is calling on the European Union's foreign policy chief, currently visiting Tehran, to confront Iranian officials about the weapons Israel says it caught last week en route from Iran to militants in Gaza.

Catherine Ashton is in Tehran to further negotiations with Iran about its nuclear program.

At the beginning of a weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's capture last week of a ship carrying the weapons serves to "expose Iran's real face."

Israel is preparing a public display of the cargo, said to include advanced rockets, hoping to pressure world powers as they negotiate with Tehran.

Officials in Iran and Gaza have denied any connection to the shipment.

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