The Cradle, October 13, 2023 —
Amir-Abdollahian has said the continuation of Israel’s onslaught against Gaza could open up new battlefronts for Tel Aviv.
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah welcomed Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on 13 October to review recent developments in Palestine and the ongoing Israeli onslaught launched in response to Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.
According to the Hezbollah Media Relations Office, the two officials discussed the responsibilities shouldered by the Resistance Axis and the decisions that must be undertaken to support the Palestinian people.
Amir-Abdollahian landed in Beirut on the evening of 12 October to launch a tour of West Asia that will also see him travel to Iraq and Syria.
He was greeted at the airport by representatives from Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Amal Movement and Palestinian officials from Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
“From Beirut, we firmly declare that the international community and Islamic nations cannot stand idly by in the face of the persistent war crimes perpetrated by the Israeli entity against the Palestinian populace,” Amir-Abdollahian said.
He also stressed that a new front against Israel could be opened if the brutality unleashed against the population of Gaza and the occupied West Bank continues.
“In the case of the continuation of war crimes and the humanitarian blockade of Gaza and Palestine, every possibility and decision by the other currents of the resistance is possible,” the foreign minister stated. “The forced displacement of Palestinians within a mere three days, coupled with the denial of basic necessities such as water, electricity, and medicine to the people of Gaza, unequivocally constitutes a grave war crime on the part of the Zionist entity.”
He would go on to speak on Iranian efforts of diplomacy across the region and internationally.
“Continuing our diplomatic consultations, we will engage in discussions with Lebanese officials concerning Gaza and conduct further deliberations on global and regional matters.”
Ahead of his sit down with Nasrallah, Amir-Abdollahian met with Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati. During this conversation, Iran’s top diplomat warned that the war in Gaza could spread to other areas in the region if Tel Aviv does not stop its destructive actions.
Earlier, the Iranian foreign minister held a phone call with UAE counterpart to discuss the continuing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and to stress the importance of supporting the Palestinian people by Islamic and Arab nations.