President Raeisi urges Muslim countries to cut ties with Israeli regime amid Gaza genocide
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has called on the Muslim nations to cut diplomatic and economic relations with Israeli regime amid its brutal onslaught against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
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During a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 16th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Uzbekistan on Thursday, Raeisi noted that the Palestinian issue and Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip is the major concern for the Muslim world, stressing the importance of exerting pressure on the occupying regime to stop its aggression.
The Iranian president urged the Muslim nations to cut diplomatic and economic ties with Tel Aviv, describing such action as “an effective and deterrent measure to stop Israel’s crimes against the oppressed people of Palestine.”
“Now, Muslim nations, including Iran, Turkey, and Egypt are facing a divine test to confront this unprecedented crime through their timely actions.”
He also warned that the conflict would expand in the region, if the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia failed to help and save Palestinians, as “the region’s nations will realize that their governments are unable to help the Palestinian people.”
He further slammed “the deadly silence” of international organizations and self-proclaimed advocates of human rights on Israeli atrocities in Gaza.
Raeisi also expressed his concern over the slow flow of aid into Gaza and complained that humanitarian aid shipments from Iran and several other Muslim countries are stopped at Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.
Raeisi hailed the stance adopted by Erdogan during the ECO summit, but stressed that “those stances are not enough and they must be turned into actions.”
Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime's decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.
According to the Gaza-based health ministry, more than 40,000 Palestinians have been killed and injured in the strikes, most of them women and children.