Muslim countries need to impose sanctions against Israel, including an oil embargo, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said at a meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sultan al-Marihi. transmits Telegram channel of the foreign policy department.
Arab countries should also, he believes, recall their ambassadors from Israel and create a committee at the secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to investigate the crimes of Israeli political and military officials, the minister added.
The visit of American President Joe Biden, in his assessment, demonstrates “unconditional support for the crimes” of Israel.
Previously October 17 Abdollahian statedthat Iran allows the use of preventive measures against Israel. In his assessment, Tel Aviv is “targeting all security in the region.” He stressed that if Iran does not protect the Gaza Strip, it must ensure the security of its cities. Abdollahian expressed the opinion that if action is not taken now, then tomorrow “you will have to fight the Zionist forces in Beirut.” The diplomat also accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of weakness, noting that he prolonged the conflict.
On October 16, the first deputy head of Iran’s parliamentary commission on national security and foreign policy, Ebrahim Azizi, said that in the event of an Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip, “new battle fronts” could appear against the country. According to him, this is a “red line” for Iran.
The situation in the Middle East escalated in early October when the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Iron Swords, which regularly attacks hundreds of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war. On the evening of October 17, the Al-Ahli hospital in the Gaza Strip was attacked. According to Al Arabiya, the attack killed more than 800 people. The Palestinian side blamed Israeli forces for the strike.
The Israeli Army (IDF) stated that the incident was connected with an unsuccessful rocket launch towards Israel by Islamic Jihad (an organization recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia), also based in Gaza.