By Juliana Tafur, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is on a ten-day trip to South America, aimed at promoting trade and countering the influence of Iran in the region. Brazil was his first stop, and not by coincidence. The top Israeli diplomat had a clear message for President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during a meeting in Brasilia last Wednesday.

“I think that Brazil, more than other countries, can try to convince the Iranians to stop their nuclear program and, of course, convince the Palestinians to start direct talks,” Lieberman said.

Brazil is . . .

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