Iran issues stark warning over Middle East

Iran issues stark warning over Middle East
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Iranian Foreign Minister highlights risks of escalation in the Middle East and calls for immediate political action to address the Palestinian crisis.

In a cautionary message to the international community, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has underscored the urgency of finding a political solution to the Palestinian issue, warning of “unforeseen incidents” in the Middle East if the current tensions persist. This statement, as reported by IRNA, Iran’s official news agency, comes amidst escalating conflicts between Palestine and Israel.

While in New York, attending discussions on regional developments and the Palestinian situation, Amirabdollahian expressed hope for political dialogues to begin soon. His visit, which ended on Friday, included various engagements, including a crucial meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The Iranian diplomat stressed the importance of the latest United Nations resolution on Palestine, which centers on a humanitarian truce and aid delivery. This resolution, according to Amirabdollahian, sends a sound message of support to the Palestinian people, who are enduring severe hardships.

Regarding the recent United Nations General Assembly vote for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, Amirabdollahian acknowledged its potential to influence Brazil’s proposed resolution to the UN Security Council (UNSC). He emphasized the critical need for a political solution, warning of the possibility of unexpected developments without such an approach.

Earlier, during his dialogue with Guterres, Amirabdollahian reiterated Iran’s stance in favor of any political resolution that would lead to the immediate cessation of what he termed as crimes against humanity and genocide in the Gaza Strip. He advocated for ongoing humanitarian help and efforts to counter the forced migration of Gazans.

In his remarks, Amirabdollahian also critiqued the role of certain countries and the United States in the conflict, accusing them of complicity through silence or direct support of what he described as the “brutal aggression and genocide” by the Israeli regime. He asserted that this support has encouraged Israel to intensify attacks against civilians in Gaza and the West Bank.

The Iranian Foreign Minister’s statements highlight the growing concern over the potential escalation of conflicts in the Middle East. His call for immediate and effective political intervention reflects the urgency and complexity of the Palestinian issue, underlining the need for international collaboration to avert a deepening crisis in the region.

* Photo: IRNA