Iran's Foreign Minister:

IP - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stated that the resistance front in Palestine possesses significant military power, cautioning that Israel will not achieve its objectives by persisting in its war in Gaza.

Iran Press/Europe: During a meeting on Monday with Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, Amir-Abdollahian expressed apprehension about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip due to Israel’s ongoing onslaught.

He underscored the challenging circumstances faced by the Palestinian people in Gaza, describing their situation as complex and deeply concerning. Amir-Abdollahian praised the ICRC's efforts to halt Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza and lamented that misguided political approaches have hindered the resolution of the crisis through diplomatic means.

Referring to recent discussions with leaders of Palestinian resistance groups in Lebanon and Qatar, the Iranian diplomat highlighted the dire conditions in northern Gaza, where over 600,000 residents are grappling with hunger.

Amir-Abdollahian criticized the United States for discussing reducing rather than halting the Gaza conflict, suggesting a lack of commitment to ending the war. He also noted that some countries, including the US, tie the post-war scenario in Gaza to the cessation of hostilities.

Emphasizing the importance of democratic processes and political consensus among Palestinian factions for governing post-war Gaza, Amir-Abdollahian stressed that supporting these principles equates to endorsing democratic governance.

Addressing the looming humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Amir-Abdollahian condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to attack Rafah, warning that such actions would exacerbate the catastrophe and endanger 1.4 million displaced Palestinians in the city.

Amir-Abdollahian affirmed Iran’s commitment to pursuing diplomatic solutions to end Israel’s aggression in Gaza. Since the conflict began on October 7, at least 29,782 Palestinians, predominantly women and children, have lost their lives, with around 70,043 sustaining injuries. 204

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