Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states to impose political and economic sanctions on Israel and set up a tribunal to prosecute Israeli leaders for their war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The top Iranian diplomat made the appeal at a Wednesday emergency meeting of the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi city of Jeddah, where participants discussed the escalating Israeli-Palestinian conflict after an Israeli attack on the Anglican-run al-Ahli al-Arab Hospital, also known as the Baptist Hospital, in central Gaza that killed at least 500 people and wounded hundreds of others.
“The latest crime comes as the Zionist regime collapsed in the wake of Operation al-Aqsa Strom launched … on October 7. America is trying to resuscitate the broken-down Zionist regime through aggression against civilians. The United States is responsible for recent atrocities,” Amir-Abdollahian noted.
He went on to dismiss the Israeli military’s allegations that the Islamic Jihad resistance movement was responsible for a strike on a packed hospital compound in central Gaza, saying that no one would believe that Islamic Jihad would use such a sophisticated bomb against its fellow compatriots.