Iran Appeals to India for Comprehensive Support in Ceasing Israel's Gaza Offensive

Iran Appeals to India for Comprehensive Support in Ceasing Israel's Gaza Offensive

Tehran - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, urged India to use "all its capacities" to end the Israeli actions in Gaza amid the ongoing conflict.

According to the Iranian readout of the call between the two leaders, Raisi recalled India's struggles against Western colonialism and the country's position as one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement in the world "Today, India is expected to use all its capacities to end the Zionist crimes against the oppressed people of Gaza," the statement read.

The Iranian President further stated that Tehran supports any global joint effort for an immediate ceasefire, lifting the blockade and providing aid to the oppressed people of Gaza.

"The continuation of the killing of the Palestinian people has infuriated of all the free nations of the world and this killing will have extra-regional consequences," he stated.

He further said that the killing of oppressed and innocent women and children, attacks on hospitals, schools, mosques, churches and residential areas are "condemned and unacceptable" from the point of view of any human being, "Palestinian resistance groups have a legitimate right to confront the occupation of the usurping Zionist regime and all countries must support the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom from oppression," the Iranian readout quoted Raisi as saying.

He added: “How is it that the struggle of European countries against the Nazis was an admirable and heroic act, but the resistance of the Palestinian people against the criminal Jewish regime and killing children is condemned?

” In another part of this conversation, Raisi called Tehran's vision for relations with India "strategic" and emphasized the need to plan for cooperative development and make up for delays in this field.

Emphasizing the importance of the North-South corridor and its benefits to all countries in the region, President Raisi emphasized that India should “seriously invest” to strengthen economic cooperation sustainable, including Chabahar port.

During the conversation, Prime Minister Modi emphasized the importance of preventing escalation, ensuring continued provision of humanitarian assistance and early restoration of peace and stability in the region.

The two leaders also welcomed India and Iran's progress in bilateral cooperation, especially on Chabahar port. Since Israel declared war on Hamas after the terrorist group caused chaos in southern Israel on October 7, Prime Minister Modi has been holding regular phone calls with world leaders.

Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Modi spoke to UAE President Mohammaed Bin Zayed, sharing concerns over the escalating situation and civilian casualties in the war between Israel and Hamas.

The two leaders agreed on "the need to quickly resolve the security and humanitarian situation" in the region after Hamas launched an attack on Israel on October 7.

Both leaders emphasized the importance of preventing escalation of tensions in the region and providing vital humanitarian assistance.

They also agreed to maintain contact to address the developing situation in West Asia.

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