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Gaza human disaster concerning; Israel ‘underdog’ as resistance remains resolute: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (4th R) and President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Mirjana Spoljaric Egger (3rd L) meet in Geneva, Switzerland, on February 26, 2024. (Photo by Iran's Foreign Ministry)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the resistance front in Palestine enjoys high military power, warning that Israel will not achieve its objectives by continuing its war in Gaza.

In a Monday meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mirjana Spoljaric Egger in Geneva, Switzerland, Amir-Abdollahian voiced concern over the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip amid Israel’s onslaught.

He added that the Palestinian people in Gaza are facing a “complicated and very worrisome” situation.

He commended the ICRC efforts to end Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinians in Gaza and expressed regret that “wrong political approaches” have so far prevented the settlement of the ongoing crisis in the strip through political bids.

Pointing to his recent meetings with leaders of the Palestinian resistance in Lebanon and Qatar, the top Iranian diplomat described the situation in northern Gaza as “very dire” as more than 600,000 residents in the strip are suffering from hunger.

Amir-Abdollahian further said the US speaks about reducing the Gaza war and not stopping it, which “shows lack of will of the United States to end the war.”

He noted that some countries such as the US speak about the “post-war Gaza” and link it to the cessation of the war.

“Leaders of the Palestinian groups weigh democratic methods and a political agreement among all Palestinian groups and currents to run the post-war Gaza. Support for this method [is tantamount to] support for a democratic method,” the Iranian foreign minister pointed out.

Pointing to a “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza, he added that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to attack the southern city of Rafah in the strip would “deepen the aspects of the catastrophe” and pose serious threats to 1.4 million displaced Palestinians living in Rafah.

Amir-Abdollahian reaffirmed that Iran would continue its political bids to end Israel’s war in Gaza.

Since the start of Israel’s brutal aggression on Gaza on October 7, at least 29,782 Palestinians, most of them women and children, have been killed and about 70,043 others have been injured.

Israel had designated Rafah a “safe zone,” but it is now threatening an all-out military offensive, leaving the people sheltering there terrified with nowhere left to go.

International concerns are growing as Israel’s ground invasion of Rafah is looming large, with world leaders expressing grave concerns over the military operation against the densely populated area in the far south of Gaza.

Spoljaric Egger, for her part, hailed Iran’s political efforts to put an end to the war in Gaza and expressed her deep concern over the dire humanitarian situation in the besieged Strip.

She said the ICRC has been making efforts to dispatch aid to the people in Gaza and alleviate their sufferings.

She regretted that the international community has so far failed to fulfill its responsibility to solve the crisis and stressed the need to heed the worrying situation in Gaza as its residents have no access to water, food and medicine.

The ICRC also vowed to make utmost efforts to prevent a humanitarian disaster in Rafah.

Heading a diplomatic delegation, Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Geneva early on Monday to attend the 55th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) and the high-level segment of the Conference on Disarmament.

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