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Nothing can justify terror: Rivlin

Nothing can justify terror: Rivlin

New Delhi: Nothing can justify terror, visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said on Tuesday, and added that India and Israel stand together in defending their people and values against the threat of terror.

"Nothing can justify terror. Terror is terror. Terror is terror and terror is terror," Rivlin said in his media statement after talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

"Israel and India are threatened by terror because we uphold the values of freedom. We stand together in defending our people and values," Rivlin said.

Rivlin also invited Prime Minister Modi to visit Israel.

"It will be our privilege to welcome you in Jerusalem," he said.

The Israeli President arrived here on Monday on a week-long state visit -- the first by an Israeli President in nearly 20 years.

Rivlin is here on the invitation of President Pranab Mukherjee.

Earlier, Rivlin was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan. He also paid respects at the Raj Ghat.

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