Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at the Expo 2015 global fair in Milan, northern Italy, August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo
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Switzerland expressed regret Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a speech to hundreds of Swiss and Iranian business people at a Zurich hotel Thursday.At Thursday's event, Haas displayed the image of the cartoon on an enormous screen, under the title "Iran: now or never".Switzerland lifted some sanctions on Iran this month, though most remain.Israel has also complained to Switzerland in the past about its purchase of natural gas from Iran.The Israeli embassy Friday did not immediately return a request for comment on Haas' use of the cartoon.
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