Iran’s foreign minister says if it were not for the United States’ all-out support, Israel would have faced “total collapse” following a historic operation by the Palestinian resistance more than four months ago.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting with about 15 officials from different Palestinian groups in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday.
“The Israeli regime totally collapsed after Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, and if it were not for the US’s all-out meddling in the field in support of the Zionist regime and its efforts to resurrect and save it, this collapse would have been completely visible,” he said.
Amir-Abdollahian said many believe that “the Israeli regime and the US government achieved none of their declared goals since the beginning of the war on Gaza and that they are now forced to hold political talks with Hamas, whom Tel Aviv and Washington called for its demise.”
The top Iranian diplomat also noted that the struggle and resilience of the resistance groups, as well as the sacrifices of people in Gaza and the West Bank, and the practical unity of the Axis of the Resistance in solidarity with Palestine helped the nation defeat the occupying regime.
He further appreciated the support provided for the Palestinians by the resistance factions in Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq and Syria, along with independent and brave governments and nations.
“Today, the Palestinian issue has become the foremost issue of the world. The October 7 Operation Al-Aqsa Storm showed that Palestine is alive and that it will not surrender to the will of the Zionist regime and oppressive powers, including the US government,” he added.
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Israel waged the genocidal war on the besieged Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.
So far, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 28,176 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 67,784 others.
Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that Iran believes that the Palestinian leaders should reach a consensus based on their interests and those of their nation, and that the world should support the Palestinians’ decision.
The Iranian foreign minister also underlined the need for unity among Palestinians, saying, “If you are united, the world will submit to your will.”
“What helped Palestine defeat the Israeli regime until this moment is the trust in God and the Gazans’ resilience and sacrifice, as well as the support of the Axis of Resistance.”
The Palestinian officials, for their part, said that Palestine and the Axis of Resistance scored “a great victory” against Israel despite the martyrdom of tens of thousands of people and the extensive destruction in Gaza.
They stressed that the Gaza war is not between Hamas and Israel but an unfair battle between the oppressed Palestinian nation and the Zionist regime and its supporters.
They further hailed Iran’s support for the Palestinian issue as “outstanding and distinct and practical and real.”
The current war is one of a series of battles that the Palestinian nation has had against the occupiers, the officials said, vowing to continue their heroic struggle until the “complete liberation” of Palestine.
Over four months into the Gaza war, Israel has achieved no success, while the Palestinian nation has won the battle with faith in divine assistance, they added.
There is nothing left of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regime as it has found itself in a midst of battle of life and death.