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Iran condemns US senator’s ‘horrible’ call on Israel to nuke Gaza

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani

Iran has condemned a senior US Republican senator’s “horrible” suggestion that Israel should use nuclear bombs on Gaza.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani made the remarks in a post on X on Tuesday.

Senator Lindsey Graham has said Israel should do “whatever” it deems necessary in the bombing of Gaza, drawing a comparison to when the US dropped atomic bombs on Japan during World War II.

On Sunday, the South Carolina Republican suggested Israel would be right to flatten the besieged Gaza Strip. The US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and killed more than 200,000 people.

Graham also urged President Joe Biden to provide the occupying regime with more bombs.

“These horrible statements by an American senator in justifying and encouraging the use of nuclear bombs by the Zionist regime reflect the brutality of those who advocate war and disregard human rights and international resolutions,” Kan’ani said.

The Iranian official said such statements are made by a senator whose country of origin has a history of using nuclear weapons while merely claiming to defend human rights.


The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman called on the international community to stand up against such “demonic statements” to prevent the continuation of the humanitarian disaster and genocide in the Gaza Strip.

The Iranian official also called for a strong global condemnation of the unrelenting support the United States gives the Israeli regime.

Graham’s remarks came days after Biden claimed he had halted a weapons shipment to Israel and that he might continue to do so if the regime launched a full-scale assault on Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah, where 1.5 million Palestinians are sheltering.

Israel launched brutalities in Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out a historic operation against the usurping entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Israel has killed more than 35,170 Palestinians, mostly women and children, in Gaza since that October day.


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