Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian called on the United States to stop its “hypocrisy” and Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani challenged Israel to achieve its goals in the Gaza Strip amid an escalating war between the Israeli government and the Hamas movement.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, in a post on the “X” platform, said the White House “wills to continue to be a partner in crime and the price with the collapsing Israeli enterprise even if it faces world public opinion.” He added: “More than 120 countries called for an end to the war, and millions took to the streets in various cities, including Washington, in support of Palestine and condemning war crimes.”
In another post on the “X” site, he wrote that the US has been seeking a humanitarian ceasefire since last week, adding: “We have received their message. “What they are saying is not entirely true,” he said, without providing details.
America is so stupid, it’s so humane. It’s “absolutely rare” for me, even if it’s just like getting a card. Of course, in the past, people were fighting in Gaza, now they are in Palestine. The operation and operation of the machine is stopped.
Abdullahian said the Americans are “running a simultaneous war game against Gaza and the West Bank,” and continued: “Stop the hypocrisy and genocide against the people of Gaza.”
Abdullahiyan’s post came hours after he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, the day after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken visited Baghdad.
Khamenei and Raisi criticized US positions during a meeting with the Iraqi prime minister, who appeared to carry an American message to Tehran.
face to face
As the war of words between Iran and Israel escalates, U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria have come under near-daily attacks from armed groups sponsored by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard since October 17, leading to U.S. airstrikes last week. On two unmanned weapons depots in Syria.
As the war in Gaza escalated, the situation between the two sides reached the brink of military conflict as the US and Iran exchanged warnings and messages through communication channels.
President Joe Biden sent a “direct message” to Iranian leader Ali Khamenei that any attack on US forces would threaten to widen the scope of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.
Biden said during a press conference on October 26: “My warning to the ayatollah is that if they continue to move against those forces, we will respond, and he needs to be prepared.” It has nothing to do with Israel.
On October 23, Abdullahian announced that he had received two American letters, “from two major axes, confirming that they do not want to expand the war and calling on Iran to exercise restraint.” He added: “In some of these messages, they asked Iran to exercise control over certain countries and groups.”
In a speech before the General Assembly in New York on October 26, Abdallahian said the United States “cannot escape the fire” if the Gaza war continues. In the past few days, Abdullahiyan has shrugged off US calls for Iran to exercise “restraint”. He said he was “not in a position to make those recommendations”.
US officials said the US would retaliate against “unacceptable” attacks by Iranian proxies and demanded they stop. The U.S. secretary of state’s visit to the region this week focused on ways to prevent the war from escalating, during which the U.S. deployed aircraft carriers, warships, fighter jets, a nuclear submarine and thousands of additional forces in an effort. To deter Iran and the groups it supports.
On the other hand, Iranian officials said that if Israel expands its ground operations in the Gaza Strip, an escalation of the war is “inevitable” and that the region could reach boiling point and explode at any time. Officials in Tehran excluded its associated armed groups from decision-making.
Amid the fiery statements, Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani said on Tuesday that “Israel will not achieve any of its goals in Gaza”. He added: “The support of the United States and the West for the crimes of the Zionist organization will increase the problems of the regional security situation,” reported the “Tasnim” agency affiliated with the “Revolutionary Guards”.
As he received Turkish Ambassador Hajabi Kralangej, Ashtiani called for “practical measures” including economic sanctions, a freeze on energy and fuel exports, and an air ban on Islamic countries. He said: “These countries, especially regional countries, must fulfill their legal and humanitarian obligation on this matter and take firm and unified positions.”
Turkey and Israel have had diplomatic and trade ties for years, but Ankara summoned its ambassador last Saturday for consultations. This comes after Israel announced earlier last month that it was withdrawing all diplomatic staff from Turkey as a security precaution.
Severing economic ties between countries in the region and Israel has become central to Iranian officials’ positions on Gaza, after Iranian leader Ali Khamenei called for it in his statements last week. Over the past few days, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and the Foreign Minister have been reiterating this demand in various forms.
The Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, did not hesitate to reiterate the Iranian demand in his speech last Friday.
In turn, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday that “the events in Gaza are a sign of a radical change in regional equations.” The government agency ISNA quoted him as saying, “Events in the Gaza Strip are taking place over an area of 350 kilometers, but they have brought profound cultural changes.”
Wahidi, a prominent leader of the Revolutionary Guards, insisted that this profound development was under construction and not limited to Palestine, and that “demonstrations at universities such as Harvard and Oxford were manifestations of this development.”
Vahidi is considered one of the key Iranian officials accused of masterminding the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center AMIA in Argentina. Wahidi was the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas wing of the Revolutionary Guard.
Destruction is chaos
Abbas Bagherpour, Iran’s ambassador to Vienna, warned that “Europe will not be safe from what is happening in the Gaza Strip.” On the “X” site, he wrote, “What we see in Palestine is a failed international system, a broken United Nations and a flawed international law.” He said: “This situation could lead to a disastrous mess for the collective security system.”
Meanwhile, hardline MP Ahmad Hossein Falahi, an Iranian member of parliament from Hamedan Governorate, told the “Revolutionary Guard”-affiliated “Fars” agency that 142 Iranian lawmakers “have volunteered to send to the Gaza war.” “Other representatives who were unaware of the record announced their readiness.” To cooperate and volunteer (to fight).”
Last Sunday, the Tidban Iran news website quoted Falahi, a cleric in the parliament, as saying that “most of the members of parliament have previously received military training and participated in the fighting in Syria.”
On Tuesday, the government Mehr agency quoted a cleric, Jawad Niqbin, as saying that “150 MPs have submitted a request to fight in Gaza.” The Iranian parliament has 290 representatives, most of whom belong to the ultra-conservative movement.
Two days ago, the representative of Kerman province, Hussein Jalali, also a cleric, said the delegation’s move was “not intended to be coded and implemented.”
However, a Swedish representative of Iranian origin, MEP Ali Reza Agundi, mocked the Iranian representative’s announcement, writing on the “X” site: “Iran is 2,657 kilometers from Gaza. Pack your bags and we’ll pay for the bus ticket to get you there.” We will pay.
“Fire of Extremism”
Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Iranian people were “tired of paying the price”. He said: “There is no need to pay the price. We can protect the right according to the solution mentioned in the Iranian constitution.”
The Entekhab news website quoted Zarif as saying at a forum held by the Iranian Lawyers Association on the Gaza Strip: “If we are protesting against a principle, it is not to replace the oppressor and the oppressed.” He said: “Now there is a reasonable policy in the country. We should not add fuel to the fire of extremists by taking extreme positions.” He said that terrorists need terrorists to survive.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus condemned the catastrophe suffered by the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and called for an end to the destruction.
“The impact of conflict on health is devastating,” he said at the start of a special session of the World Health Organization’s executive committee in Geneva.
The Council later adopted a resolution to expand humanitarian aid exports.
Tedros again called for a humanitarian ceasefire that could help civilians at risk of death due to lack of basic supplies.
More than 17,700 people have died in the Gaza Strip, according to the Hamas Health Ministry.
About 1.9 million of the Gaza Strip’s total population of 2.2 million were displaced, and tens of thousands of homes were destroyed.
During the session, Tedros condemned the Hamas attack on Israel that left 1,200 people dead and 240 kidnapped, and said he understood Israel’s anger, sadness and fear.
Tedros added that he understands the anger, sadness and fear of the people of Gaza, who have suffered for 16 years under the Israeli blockade and are now suffering the destruction of their families, homes and the life they knew. .
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Dozens of people were killed and wounded in an Israeli attack on the southern Gaza Strip.
Today (Sunday), the Israeli army tightens its grip on southern Gaza, while hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents try to escape the army’s violent battles against the Hamas movement.
On Sunday morning, Hamas announced in a statement that “occupation warplanes continued their most violent attacks in areas south of the city of Khan Yunis,” speaking of a “belt of fire with dozens of attacks targeting the road between Khan.” Younis and Rafa, as reported by the “Hamas Agency”, a French newspaper.
He added that this was “accompanied by intense Israeli artillery fire near the Gaza European Hospital in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.”
In turn, the Palestinian News Agency reported that 10 people were killed and dozens injured in a bombardment carried out by Israeli planes targeting a house in Khan Yunis early today (Sunday). He added that most of the dead were children, as reported by the Arab World News Agency.
Palestinian television reported on Sunday that 45 people had died since evening at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in the central Gaza Strip as a result of Israeli bombing.
The Palestinian News Agency reported that Israeli military aircraft carried out violent attacks on Deir al-Balah and the Nusirat, al-Maqasi and al-Jawaita camps in the central Gaza Strip, as well as the al-Tufa and al-Shujaya neighborhoods east of Gaza. The city and several areas in the northern Gaza Strip.
The Jordanian army said in a statement today (Sunday), citing an official military source from the Jordanian army’s general command, that there were no casualties or material damage due to the shelling of a Jordanian field hospital in southern Gaza. and continued Israeli bombardment of the Strip resulting in smoke bombs.
He added: “The General Command of the Armed Forces confirms the continuation of the work of the medical teams in the Gaza Strip and their fulfillment of their humanitarian duty to the families and brothers in the area.”
The Palestinian News Agency reported late yesterday (Saturday) that an Israeli military artillery attack targeted a Jordanian field hospital in Khan Yunis, south of Gaza. But there were no casualties in the blast. He added that the cannon fired a shell at the hospital, causing damage and loss.
On Saturday, Israel confirmed its intention to “intensify pressure” in its attack on Hamas in Gaza, a day after the United States used its veto against a draft resolution calling for an “immediate ceasefire on humanitarian grounds” at the UN Security Council.
Israeli army chief Herzey Halevi called for “intensification of military pressure” on Hamas. For his part, Israeli National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi announced on Israeli Channel 12 that “more than 7,000 terrorists” had been killed in Gaza.
At the start of its ground offensive, the Israeli army asked residents of the northern Gaza Strip to move south. But after fighting intensified in the south and the United States used its veto at the United Nations against a resolution proposing a ceasefire, public fears in the Gaza Strip grew. Especially in the south.
Most of the 1.9 million people displaced by the war have gone south to the Gaza Strip, turning Rafah, which borders Egypt, into a large refugee camp.
In parallel, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in Southern Gaza (UNRWA)-affiliated shelters, amid overcrowding and poor sanitary conditions, have seen a significant increase in infectious diseases such as diarrhea, acute respiratory infections and skin infections. .
UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East, Adel Ghadr, said: “Nearly a million children have been forcibly displaced from their homes, further and further south, into small, overcrowded areas with no water, food or security.” He added: “Restrictions on the delivery of life-saving aid through the Gaza Strip are another death sentence for children.”
The death toll continues to rise, with the Hamas health ministry reporting that the bodies of at least 133 Palestinians have been transferred to hospitals in the past 24 hours.
The latest tally released by the ministry on Saturday evening put 17,700 people, most of them women and children, dead in the Strip since the war began.
The war erupted following an unprecedented attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, which resulted in the deaths of 1,200 people, most of them civilians, according to Israeli officials. The movement took about 240 hostages, of whom 138 are still being held.
In response, Israel vowed to “destroy” Hamas, continued heavy bombardment of the Gaza Strip and began ground operations inside it since October 27.