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Iran' FM: Israel Couldn't Continue Gaza War Without US Support

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that Israel would not have been able to continue its war on the besieged Gaza Strip if it were not for the United States’ support.
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Publish Date: 28November 2023 - 08:09

Iran' FM: Israel Couldn't Continue Gaza War Without US SupportAmir Abdollahian made the remarks in an interview with the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television network.
"Iran has received messages from the US that Washington is not looking to expand the scope of the war," Amir Abdollahian said.

“Our response to the Americans was that by supporting Israel and supplying it with weapons, they are widening the scope of the war," he added.

In his interview, Amir Abdollahian said Iran hopes the truce in Gaza would be the beginning of an end to the crimes of Israel.

The Iranian foreign minister said the US believes it can decide who will assume power in Gaza without the return of the Palestinians to their homeland.

"Washington is wrong. The future of Gaza is determined only by the Palestinian people," he further said.
In early October, Hamas launched a multi-pronged surprise military operation via land, sea, and air against Israel. The group announced it was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli settlers’ growing violence against Palestinians. The attacks have so far killed more than 1,200 and injured over 5,500, according to Israeli officials. Hamas also announced it is holding between at least 200 and 250 hostages.

Following the multi-front attack by Hamas, Israel carried out heavy bombardment across the Gaza Strip, killing more than 14,500 Palestinians, including at least 6,000 children and over 4,000 women, wounding over 33,000 others, and leveling entire neighborhoods. The bombing, as well as enforced displacement orders by the Israeli Army, has also pushed 1.7 million people out of their homes.

Tel Aviv has also imposed a "complete siege" on Gaza, cutting off food, electricity, fuel, and water supplies. The move has plunged the blockaded territory into a humanitarian crisis.

The Gaza Health Ministry has confirmed that the healthcare system in the besieged territory has “totally collapsed due to the Israeli war”. Dozens of hospitals and tens of medical centers are out of service due to Israeli raids, according to the enclave's health ministry. The UN agencies have also warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is "catastrophic", calling for more international help as conditions deteriorate in the densely populated besieged enclave.

Iranian officials have in recent weeks cautioned that the current status in West Asia resembled a powder keg that could spiral out of control. They warned that if diplomatic pushes to stop Israeli assault are unsuccessful, there is a risk of the conflict escalating uncontrollably, with multiple regional players joining the fight.

Iranian officials say the Palestinian resistance movements do not face a shortage in munitions and other military equipment and are ready for a long battle with Israel and they are currently considering various options in response to the Zionist regime's act of aggression and relentless bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Tehran says the history of Israel is full of assassinations, massacre, torture, and killing of Palestinian kids, and described the Tel Aviv regime's atrocities and massacre of Palestinian women and children as indicative of the destitute of Zionists. Iranian officials say Tel Aviv has been struggling for more than 70 years to exit its identity crisis which has been mixed with genocide, plunder, forced displacement, and scores of other inhumane moves.

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