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Iran vows ‘crushing response to any foolish move' after Israeli, US threats

Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Nasser Kan’ani (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry says the country will not hesitate to deliver a crushing response to enemies in case they make any foolish move against it.

Nasser Kan’ani made the remarks during a press conference in the capital Tehran in response to the latest anti-Iran comments by US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on X, formerly known as Twitter, the previous evening.

Graham accused Tehran of being behind the large-scale surprise attack by members of Hamas and other Gaza-based resistance fighters against Israel, writing that “Iran should pay dearly for any escalation directed at Israel.”

“An attack by Hezbollah, and other Iranian proxies, would be devastating to Israeli defense systems. If such an attack occurs, Israel and the United States should go after the Iranian oil refineries and oil infrastructure - which is the lifeblood of the Iranian economy,” the American lawmakers added.

Reacting to those comments, Kan’ani said such accusations come in the wake of Israel’s humiliating defeat and are meant to justify Washington’s and its Western allies’ support for the misadventures of the Tel Aviv regime.

He underscored that the hostile claims against Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement will not reduce the accountability of the United Kingdom and the United Sates for the 75-year-old-long crimes that Israel has been perpetrating against Palestinians and other nations in the West Asia region.

He warned of attempts by Israel’s supporters, chief among them the United States, to change the place of the oppressor and the oppressed through their propaganda war.

They are turning a blind eye to the crimes of the occupying regime while leveling accusations against the innocent people of Palestine, he said.

He added that the inalienable rights of Palestinians have been violated by the occupying Israeli regime for decades, as Western countries stood by the regime and against the Palestinian nation.

The Iranian diplomat also highlighted the Islamic Republic’s position regarding the Palestinian cause, reiterating that the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Israeli-occupied holy city of al-Quds are of paramount importance to all Muslims around the world.

“Iran has always had a clear and firm position on the Palestinian nation, and the president and the foreign minister have clearly and transparently declared their stances at the highest level and shared their views with foreign officials,” Kan’ani said.

“A growing number of world countries, including Muslim states, are throwing their support behind the Palestinian nation and resistance front. The international community is also massively supporting the honorable resistance of the Palestinian nation,” the top Iranian diplomat said.

The Gaza Health Ministry reported on Monday that 510 Palestinians were killed, including 91 children and 61 women, and 2751 others injured amid intensified Israeli strikes.

The ministry also urged the international community to exert pressure on Israel to resume electricity supply to the besieged strip as a power outage has left hospitals and medical facilities in a tight spot, amid a shortage of medicines and medical equipment.

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