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Israel's genocide in Gaza will not last even a single day without US, Europe support: Leader's aide

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel's genocide in Gaza will not last even a single day without support of the United States and European countries.

Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also the secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, made the remarks in an address to a conference -- dubbed Gaza, the symbol of resistance and awakening -- in Tehran on Monday.

He described the United States as the "main accomplice" to the crimes committed by the Zionists in Gaza and said Washington offers considerable encouragement to the Israeli regime.

"An entity called the Zionist regime will not be able to survive for more than a few weeks without the US support," the senior Iranian official emphasized.

He added that the unwavering political, diplomatic, media and financial support as well as military, security and defense backing provided by the US to Israel are the "main factors" behind the regime's survival.

Washington’s full support for Israel encourages the regime's killing machine as well as heinous crimes of the occupiers in the Gaza Strip and the entire occupied territories, he said.

Velayati warned that Muslims and Islamic resistance groups are running out of patience and said the Israeli regime needs to stop its genocide, violence and killing of the Palestinian people in Gaza immediately.

He also stressed the importance of lifting the Gaza siege completely, opening the Rafah border crossing for delivery of humanitarian aid, especially medicine, water and food and putting an immediate end to the bombardment and killing of innocent people, including children, women and the elderly.

Israel waged the bloody war on the Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement launched the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity.

Since the start of the war, the Israeli regime has been committing war crimes in Gaza, killing at least 8,306 Palestinians, including 3,457 children, and injuring over 22,000 others.

It has also imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living in the coastal sliver.

Velayati defended the Palestinians' right to self-defense and said the Islamic resistance front in the region also makes decisions and acts based on the ongoing circumstances.

He added that the Israeli regime and the US are responsible for any possible spread of tensions and conflicts in the region.

The Leader's aide warned the international system that its failure to recognize the Islamic resistance front and its deterrent activities in the face of the occupiers would worsen the situation, the adverse consequences of which would affect the entire region and world.

He said the ongoing war waged by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas against Israel, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, has inflicted irreparable damage on the terrorist Zionist regime.

The military operation is the manifestation of dignity, strength and resistance against a criminal regime that has carried out every possible act of crime and massacre against the Palestinians over the past 75 years, he added.

The senior Iranian official noted that the Palestinians' right to self-defense is based on the recognized principles of international law but the Israeli regime's measures in Gaza "are completely in violation of human rights regulations and a clear example of genocide."

"What the Zionist regime is committing in Gaza is beyond war crime and crime against humanity," Velayati pointed out.

He said the US, Europe, the Security Council, and other international and human rights organizations are complicit in the Zionists' crimes and genocide in Gaza and must be held accountable for their performance in this regard.

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