Amir-Abdollahian Warns of Consequences if Israel's Aggression Continues and Criticizes US Double Standards

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, has issued a stern warning regarding the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. In an interview with Bloomberg Television, he expressed concern over the United States' unwavering support for Israel, which he believes has emboldened the Tel Aviv regime to commit war crimes and genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

Iran (IMNA) - Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that if Israel does not cease its aggression and continues to perpetrate killings and crimes against Palestinians, new war fronts will inevitably open. He cautioned that this would place Israel in a precarious position, leading to regrettable consequences for the nation.

The Iranian diplomat also criticized the United States for its double standards, accusing it of advising others to exercise restraint while staunchly backing Israel. He highlighted that according to international law, Israel is recognized as an occupying power, further underscoring the inconsistency in US policy.

Amir-Abdollahian warned that the US's unwavering support for Israel will escalate tensions in the region and have detrimental effects, not only for Washington but also for the overall situation in the Middle East.

The Israeli regime's brutal war against Gaza, which began on October 7, has resulted in a devastating loss of life. The death toll has surpassed 8,000, with approximately 70 percent of the victims being women and children. This surge in casualties was triggered by Hamas and Islamic Jihad's operation, Al-Aqsa Storm, launched in response to Israel's intensified crimes against the Palestinian people.

In a staunch defense of Hamas' recent military operation, Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, Deputy Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that the decision was purely made by Palestinians themselves. He highlighted the autonomy of groups like Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Hezbollah, stating that they act in accordance with their respective countries' interests and are not influenced by external commands.

When asked about possible ways to de-escalate tensions, the minister urged the United States to adopt a fair approach. He underlined Iran's consistent role in promoting constructive dialogue and political solutions to reduce tensions in the region.

Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Iran's stance that Israel's occupation lies at the core of the ongoing crisis. He affirmed that Iran has never supported nor will it ever support the targeting of civilians anywhere.

Addressing claims made by The Wall Street Journal, the Iranian diplomat denied reports of Palestinian resistance fighters receiving combat training in Iran prior to Operation Al-Aqsa Storm. He stressed that these groups possess their own training capabilities, manufacture their weapons and equipment, and maintain a strong political alliance with Hezbollah and other resistance factions.

Furthermore, the minister dismissed reports of deploying additional Iranian forces to Syria, Iraq, or other regional countries since the start of the conflict in Gaza. However, he emphasized that Iran would not remain passive towards regional developments and would make decisions based on its national security, interests, and the overall situation in the region."

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