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'Israeli crimes in Gaza will not be without cost,' Iran's FM tells Qatari PM

Iran’s interim foreign minister has said in a telephone conversation with Qatar’s prime minister that Israeli “crimes in Gaza will not be without cost.”

Ali Bagheri Kani and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, who is also Qatar’s foreign minister, on Friday discussed ways to develop relations between the two countries.

They also discussed the latest developments in Gaza and the crimes committed by the Israeli regime in Rafah.

Referring to the intensification of the crimes of the Israeli occupiers in Rafah, Iran’s interim foreign minister said: “The Zionists must know that the continuation and intensification of crimes in Gaza will not be without cost.”

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory operation, Operation al-Aqsa Storm, inside the occupied territories.

At least 36,300 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed and 82,057 others wounded in the brutal military onslaught.

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Bagheri Kani expressed the gratitude of the government and people of Iran for the expressions of sympathy and messages of condolence from the Qatari authorities, especially the participation of Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the commemoration ceremony of the martyred President Ebrahim Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. 

President Raeisi lost his life alongside seven others in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran on May 19, 2024. 

The top Iranian diplomat also pointed to the advice of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in the recent meeting with the Emir of Qatar who emphasized the promotion of brotherly ties between the two nations.  

He also said that Iran would follow up on all the agreements made during the visits of the martyred president to Doha and the Emir of Qatar's recent visit to Tehran.  

Bagheri Kani also explained the latest developments in Palestine and the unending crimes of Israel against women, children and innocent people in Gaza and Rafah.

He said that interaction and cooperation between the two nations and other Islamic countries have been boosted to defend the Palestinian nation from thge.

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Meanwhile, the Qatari prime minister also emphasized the special efforts of the Emir of Qatar to strengthen the relations between the two countries in various fields. 

He enlisted Qatar's efforts to stop the war and establish a ceasefire and send urgent aid to the besieged Palestinian people.

In their conversation, the both officials discussed the idea of ​​holding an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to review the latest developments in Palestine, especially the recent Israeli crimes in Rafah.

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