The foreign ministers of Iran and Iraq have called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to help Palestine amid incessant Israeli acts of aggression.
During a telephone conversation late on Sunday, Iran’s top diplomat Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein exchanged views on the unfolding developments across the occupied Palestinian territories.
The two sides emphasized the need for coordination and coherence among Muslim countries in support of the Palestinian nation, calling on the OIC to convene an emergency meeting in order to review ongoing developments throughout Palestinian lands and back Palestinians and the al-Aqsa Mosque against the Israeli regime’s atrocities.
The Iranian foreign minister also emphasized the legitimate right of Palestinians to stand up against Israeli aggression and occupation.
He described the large-scale surprise attack by members of Hamas and other Gaza-based resistance fighters as a natural response to the ongoing Israeli aggression, its extremist actions against holy Islamic sites, including the al-Aqsa Mosque, and its massacre of Palestinian people, particularly women, children and prisoners.
‘Israeli air raids on Gaza will further complicate situation’
Separately, the Iranian and Hungarian foreign ministers also conferred on the recent developments in West Asia, especially Palestine, and enhancement of mutual ties.
Amir-Abdollahian highlighted Israel’s repeated violations of UN resolutions, continued occupation of Palestinian lands, and unabated expansion of illegal settlements during his telephone conversation with Péter Szijjártó.
The Iranian foreign minister also pointed to the Tel Aviv regime’s continuous breach of international law and insistence on warmongering policies.
Szijjártó, for his part, described dialogue and cooperation as the optimal solution to resolve regional conflicts, saying that Hungary always favors peace and protection of people’s lives in such situations.
He also expressed hope for an end to the conflict, stressing the need for all countries to assume responsibility and contribute their shares to resolving the crisis.
Palestinian medical authorities say more than 400 people have been killed and many more injured as a result of Israeli bombardment across the Gaza Strip.
Hospital officials in the strip have recorded the death of 436 civilians, including 91 children and 61 women, and the injury of 2,271 others. Many buildings, homes and public facilities have also been badly damaged due to heavy Israeli bombardments.