Presidents of Iran and Turkey affirm mutual stance against Israel
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on Sunday in a phone call, affirming the importance of Muslim countries, especially Turkey and Iran, on taking a common stance against Israel.
Raeisi called the US an accomplice in the Israeli regime’s crimes against the people of the Gaza Strip, and has no right to be part of any decision-making process for Palestinians in the besieged territory.
Iran's president said the Hamas resistance movement is the legitimate and legal government of Gaza.
Following the regime's recent devastating war on Gaza, some American officials have suggested that after the war, the territory should not be ruled by the movement.
President Erdoğan stated that Iran and Turkey will continue to work together to make the temporary ceasefire permanent and achieve lasting peace.
“Israel’s unlawful attacks on Gaza, humanitarian aid efforts for Palestinians, and possible measures towards a permanent ceasefire in the region were discussed during the phone call,” the Turkish Presidency said in a statement.
The two “exchanged views on the possible steps to be taken for a permanent cease-fire in the region along with humanitarian aid delivery to Palestinian people,” Andalou Agency reported, citing the statement.
Nearly 15,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel's latest act of aggression against Gaza, which was launched through unwavering military and political support of the US.