Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Overseas Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian warned on Wednesday of “harsh penalties” if assaults proceed on the Gaza Strip, the newest in a collection of warnings from the nation, which backs Hamas in Gaza and militias elsewhere within the area.

“If an instantaneous ceasefire would not happen in Gaza Strip and the fast assaults by U.S. and Zionist Regime proceed then the implications can be harsh,” he stated in Ankara.

America and Israel have struck Iranian-backed militias within the wider area in response to what they stated had been unprovoked assaults over the previous few weeks which have fuelled fears the Gaza battle may ignite a wider warfare.

Talking throughout a information convention together with his Turkish counterpart, Amirabdollahian gave no particulars of Iran’s plans.

The nation says it helps Hamas however didn’t play any position within the militants’ assault on Israel final month. Each it and Turkey have condemned Israel’s subsequent bombardment of Gaza.

Amirabdollahian added that an imminent journey to Turkey by Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi is on the agenda.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Modifying by Andrew Cawthorne and Philippa Fletcher)

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