15 October 2023

Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian met with senior Hamas officials in Qatar and asserted that “if the Israeli regime’s crimes in Gaza continue, any possibility in the region is likely, and the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its attempts to halt Israeli war crimes”. Separately, he underscored in a media interview that “if the measures aimed at immediately stopping the Israeli attacks that are killing children in the Gaza Strip end in a deadlock, it is highly probable that many other fronts will be opened. This option is not ruled out and this is becoming increasingly more probable”. “If the Zionist entity [ie, Israel] decides to enter Gaza”, he warned, “resistance leaders will turn it into a graveyard of the occupation soldiers”.

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