Iran’s foreign minister has called for an immediate halt to Israel’s bloody aggression against the Gaza Strip, stressing that the occupying regime has “no chance” to win the war.
In a meeting with Martin Griffiths, head of UN humanitarian operations, in the Swiss city of Geneva on Wednesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Israeli assaults on the Palestinian people in Gaza only increase the costs for Washington as Tel Aviv’s ally.
“Unfortunately, the scope of the Zionist regime’s attacks on Gaza is expanding, and it is necessary to take immediate and effective measures to stop them,” he said.
“There is no chance for the Zionist regime to win the war and it will only increase the costs for the US government as the biggest supporter of the Zionist regime that is responsible for the continuation of the aggression. As a result, it is necessary to focus efforts on a ceasefire and an immediate halt to the war.”
Iran foreign minister also said, “Unfortunately, the US sends all kinds of weapons, including phosphorous and prohibited weapons, to Tel Aviv on a daily basis from Cyprus or directly through its bases throughout the region, and these bombs are dropped on the oppressed Palestinians in Gaza.”
The top Iranian diplomat added that the amount of humanitarian aid sent to Gaza is very small, contrary to what the Americans claim.
He called for strong and urgent management on the part of the United Nations to open the Rafah border crossing for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
The UN, he added, can count on the Islamic Republic’s capacity to achieve peace and security in the region.
Referring to his meetings in Doha with Qatari and Hamas officials, Amir-Abdollahian said that the Palestinian resistance movement is ready to act regarding the captives being held by Hamas since the October 7 operation.
“If the Israeli regime stops the genocide in Gaza, resistance groups will also stop counterattacks,” he noted.
The UN humanitarian chief, for his part, expressed his satisfaction with the meeting and expounded on the UN humanitarian efforts in Gaza.
He also underlined the need to find a solution to the issue of Israeli captives and provide basic needs, especially fuel, to the Gazans.
Griffiths further voiced concerns about the terrible condition inside Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital, which is a tragedy amid Israel’s military raid.
He appreciated Iran’s efforts to prevent the spread of the war and stressed the need for more efforts to stop the war and end the current alarming situation in Gaza.
Israel waged the brutal war on Gaza on October 7 after Hamas’s Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity.
Since the start of the war, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 11,500 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured over 29,000 others.
It has also imposed a “complete siege” on the coastal sliver, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.