Tehran ‘by no means sought’ to increase warfare within the area, Iran’s FM says | Israel Conflict on Gaza Information [World]


Iran has by no means sought warfare within the area, the nation’s international minister has stated on a go to to Lebanon to debate Israel’s warfare on Gaza and its influence on regional safety.

“Iran and Lebanon affirm that warfare will not be the answer, and that we completely by no means sought to increase it,” Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-abdollahian stated at a information convention alongside Abdallah Bou Habib, Lebanon’s international minister, in Beirut on Saturday.

Nevertheless, he threatened that any widespread assault by Israel on Lebanon can be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “final day”.

His go to to Beirut got here as the USA and Israel have continued guilty Iran and its aligned armed teams in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen for escalating tensions within the area through assaults on US and Israeli targets.

“After months of aggression by the Zionist regime [Israel] in Gaza and the West Financial institution, Tel Aviv has not achieved any of its acknowledged objectives,” Amir-abdollahian advised reporters.

“The continuation of America’s assist for the Zionist regime and for Netanyahu could have no outcomes however a closing defeat,” he stated.

Throughout his go to, the Iranian diplomat met Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, speaker of Lebanon’s Parliament, Ziad Nakhale, the secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad Motion, and a few Hamas officers. He additionally met Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.

‘Arab drawback that requires an Arab resolution’

After his conferences in Lebanon, Amir-abdollahian is scheduled to go to the Syrian capital Damascus, the place Iran additionally allegedly wields affect over different teams. He’s then on account of head to Qatar, which has been the primary mediator between Israel and Hamas.

Some political analysts considered the Iranian international minister’s journey tour to Lebanon and different regional nations as a approach of influencing the result of negotiations on the Gaza warfare.

Iran was not represented in Saudi Arabia at a gathering on Thursday, the place ministers from Arab nations mentioned initiatives for Gaza after the warfare ends.

“Apparently, the exclusion of Iran and inclusion of Qatar is one thing for us to be aware of as a result of the Saudis have been saying that that is an Arab drawback that requires Arab options. Iran, in fact, desires to have a say in what transpires as soon as the warfare is over,” Mehran Kamrava, a political analyst, advised Al Jazeera.

On Saturday, Amir-abdollahian stated a political resolution was the one option to finish the Gaza battle, and that Tehran was in talks with Riyadh on the problem.

Iran FM in Lebanon
Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati, proper, and Iran’s Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-abdollahian in Beirut, Lebanon [File: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters]

Reporting from Beirut, Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr stated that this the Iranian international minister’s third journey to the area because the warfare started and, this time, he pressured that Palestinians themselves should determine their future.

Furthermore, Khodr identified that his journey to Lebanon additionally coincided with the Israeli menace to widen its assaults on Hezbollah if it doesn’t get safety ensures alongside the border.

After 17 years of relative calm alongside the Israel-Lebanon border, Hezbollah and the Israeli military started launching assaults within the space on October 8, a day after Hamas attacked southern Israel, killing about 1,100 folks there, and Israel launched a relentless assault on Gaza that has killed greater than 28,000 Palestinians.

Hezbollah officers have stated they are going to cease attacking Israeli army posts when Israel’s assault on Gaza ends.

On Friday, Amir-abdollahian advised reporters in Beirut that “Hezbollah and the resistance in Lebanon have courageously and properly carried out their deterring and efficient position”.

He stated Tehran will proceed “its sturdy assist to the resistance in Lebanon, as we think about Lebanon’s safety because the safety of Iran and the area”.


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