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Iran: US must bear consequences of supporting Israel's crimes, genocide in Gaza

Iran’s foreign minister says the United States must bear the consequences of its unbridled support for the Israel regime’s crimes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the comment in a joint presser with his Omani counterpart, Sayyid Badr Albusaidi, in Tehran on Sunday.

Iran’s top diplomat said the new round of the Zionist regime’s attacks on Gaza and the West Bank started after the US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attended the Zionist regime’s war cabinet meeting.

“On the one hand, the United States advises Israel through media to stop massacre of women, children and civilians, but in practice it supports and greenlights [Israel’s] genocide in Gaza. The United States must bear the consequences of this hypocritical behavior in support of Israel,” Amir-Abdollahian warned.

He noted that the Israeli regime has killed nearly 800 women and children in Gaza during the last two days alone.

“We were told by the resistance leaders a day before that if the current situation [in Gaza] continues, the region will enter a new phase and further spread of the war across the region is quite conceivable. [Therefore,] we warn all warmongers to stop this massacre before it is too late,” Iran’s foreign minister said.

Amir-Abdollahian added that some of the documents obtained by resistance groups through Operation al-Aqsa Storm prove that the Israeli regime seeks to expel all inhabitants of Gaza to parts of Egypt and transfer the inhabitants of the West Bank to Jordan.

He expressed hope that Egyptian officials would take steps to prevent this Israeli plot from being realized.

“Bringing the Zionist regime’s officials to justice at an international tribunal is a public demand [of the world] and lawsuits are being filed by some governments, including Iran, in cooperation with a number of other countries. We hope we would witness the trial of war criminals who have killed nearly 16,000 people in the last two months,” Iran’s top diplomat said.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Iran has never sought insecurity and war in the region.

He once again warned “those warmongers who seek to expand the scope of war in Gaza and the West Bank” to stop their support for Israeli criminals before it is too late.

The Omani foreign minister, for his part, said he had discussed the latest developments in Palestine and the Zionist regime’s continued attacks on civilians with his Iranian counterpart.

He said the two foreign ministers stressed the need for the continuation of political efforts by the two countries with regard to Palestine.

Albusaidi also urged the international community to fulfill its duties toward Palestinians, so that security would be restored to the region along with an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza.

Israel started the war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements launched the surprise Operation al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in response to the regime’s decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.

According to Gaza’s health ministry more than 15,500 Palestinians have been killed and over 41,300 others wounded since the beginning of Israel’s genocidal war on the coastal territory.

Since the beginning of the war on Gaza, the US has been Israel’s biggest ally, providing it with thousands of arms consignments. Washington, which has backed Tel Aviv’s ferocious attacks as a means of “self-defense,” has been also casting its veto against the UN Security Council resolutions that called on the occupying regime to cease its aggression.

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