The US Secretary of State, in continuation of his West Asian tour to secure a ceasefire for Gaza, attended a humanitarian aid conference for Gaza hosted by Jordan.

Iran Press/ West Asia: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the statements from Hamas spokespeople welcoming the UN resolution were encouraging, but the position of the leadership on the ground in Gaza was critical, “and that’s what we don’t have”.

Leaders, foreign ministers, and officials from 75 countries, along with international organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross, will participate.

The organizers highlighted the dire situation in Gaza, with famine, trauma, and widespread destruction, noting that no place is safe and access to basic necessities is nearly non-existent.

Blinken's trip aims to negotiate a ceasefire that would release all hostages, alleviate Gaza's suffering, and enable a surge in humanitarian aid. This agreement could lead to stability and facilitate integration between the Israeli regime and its Arab neighbors, enhancing long-term regional security.

Departing from the Occupied Territories, and heading straight to Jordan, his West Asian tour includes stops in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, and Qatar from June 10-12, focusing on discussions to secure a ceasefire and humanitarian aid for Gaza. Following his regional tour, Blinken will join President Biden at the G7 Leaders' Summit in Apulia, Italy from June 13-14.

Since October 7 and the Israeli regime's all-out war on Gaza, more than 37,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 83,300 others have been wounded, during the regime's occupation of Palestine for more than 75 years.


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