Iran's foreign minister to visit Iraq, Lebanon to discuss Palestine war
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian will travel to Iraq and Lebanon to discuss the large-scale military operation by the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas against Israel.
Amir-Abdollahian is scheduled to leave Tehran for Baghdad on Thursday and he will then depart for Beirut to hold talks with officials of the two Arab countries on mutual relations and leading developments in the region, particularly Palestinians' battle against Israel, known as Operation al-Aqsa Storm.
Since the beginning of the operation on Saturday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and the foreign minister have held several phone conversations with their counterparts, especially those from Muslim countries.
They have called on all the Muslim states to reinforce unity and support the Palestinian people in the face of Israel's criminal acts. They have also stressed the importance of putting an immediate end to the Israeli regime's brutal attacks against the Palestinians and called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to convene an emergency session.
On Saturday, Hamas launched Operation al-Aqsa Storm, a surprise attack, in the occupied territories, saying it was a response to the regime’s violations at al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East al-Quds.
The Israeli regime responded by carrying out deadly strikes on the densely-populated Gaza Strip, killing at least 1,200 people so far.
Israeli authorities also ordered a total blockade of Gaza to compensate for heavy losses suffered during the unprecedented operation by Hamas in years.