Tehran (IP) - The Iranian Foreign Minister addressed the US Secretary of State telling him that waging war on the countries is no solution to peace.

Iran PressIran news: Holding a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Subramaniam Jaishankar on Monday afternoon, Iran's FM said the US cannot fully support the Israeli apartheid regime and its genocide in Gaza and the massacre of more than 24,000 people, including 12,000 children, and at the same time invite others, including Iram to self-refrainment and no action.

The Foreign Ministers of Iran and India held their presser as they focused on the Israeli genocide in Gaza among other issues, including the Iranian-Indian trade and transportation cooperation.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian recalled that the US cannot on the one hand create ISIS and trumpet that it fights against ISIS, nor it can talk about its reluctance to expand the war in the region and at the same time extend the war to the Red Sea and along with the UK attack Yemen.

Noting that Iran time and again sent messages to the US through Swiss to convey its emphasis on the termination of the war in West Asia, Amir-Abdollahian said from 100 days ago and the happening of Operation Al-Aqsa Flood, Iran warned the US not to stain its hand in Gazan people's blood. 

He recommended the US White House stop support for Israel's war on Gaza and the strikes on Yemen, and that not tie the US fate to the Israeli regime and Benjamin Netanyahu, since Bibi's date had expired. 

As another important issue, the Iranian FM stressed the maritime and navigation security in the region and the role of Yemen, as a reality of the region, in maintaining navigation security. 

He said that the Yemeni forces ensured that the traffic of the vessels was secure in the Red Sea. Still, the country would arrest any Israeli vessel or any ship going toward the Israeli regime's ports as long as the regime's massacre of the people in Gaza continues.  

Concerning the Iranian-Indian ties, Amir-Abdollahian said that the two countries agreed to boost cooperation in such areas as science and technology, economy, tourism, and transit among other areas. 

The increase of multilateral cooperation in the region was another issue discussed between the two FMs, while they agreed on the holding of expert meetings in Tehran and New Delhi to expedite the implementation of the agreements between the two countries.

FM Amir Abdollahian appreciated India's facilitative role in Iran's membership in the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). 

The Indian FM for his part reported the exchange of ideas with his Iranian counterpart at their meeting, over regional and international issues including what is going on in Palestine and Gaza, and expressed condolence over the Kerman terrorist attack in southeast Iran. 

Jaishankar said that such meetings would be a good basis for pursuing cooperation in different areas including the implementation of development projects such as the Chabahar Port project in southeast Iran. 

Along with the cultural commonalities between Iran and India such as the Persian language, which strengthens the cultural cooperation between the two countries, the Indian FM highlighted the importance of Iran's geographical capacity, like the North-South Corridor, to boost especially transit cooperation. 

Jaishankar highlighted the issue of Gaza and Palestine as a joint concern of the Islamic Republic and India and the necessity of negotiations to stop the Israeli genocide in Gaza immediately. 

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He said that India has sent shipments of humanitarian aid to Palestine, and stated that New Delhi believes in a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis. 

The Indian FM referred to the incidents that happened in the seas of the region and emphasized maritime security in the regional waters as they are the strategic highways for energy transportation and trade. 

He said tensions in the waterways are to the detriment of the two countries.

The issues of the Caucasus region, including the Ukrainian crisis, were another issue they touched on at their meeting.  


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