Dec 02, 2023 05:50 UTC
  • Resistance vows to give Israel harsher response if Gaza war resumes: Iran

Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian cites the regional resistance leaders as pledging to confront the Israeli regime more decisively if Tel Aviv resumed its war against the Gaza Strip.

The top diplomat made the remarks in a phone call with his Omani counterpart Sayyid Badr Albusaidi on Friday.

"During my last week's trip to Beirut, I heard resistance leaders saying that the resistance's response would be regret-inducing and harsher than before in the event of the Israeli regime's resumption of its attacks [against Gaza]," Amir-Abdollahian said.

The regime launched a war against Gaza on October 7 following an operation staged by the territory's resistance movements.

The war killed more than 15,500 people across the coastal sliver until last week when an Egyptian- and Qatari-mediated truce took effect. Israel restarted the military campaign earlier on Friday, following the truce, killing at least 107 more people.

Resistance movements across Gaza as well as Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement and Yemen's Armed Forces have been staging many rounds of operations against the occupied territories in support of the war-hit people of Gaza.

Amir-Abdollahian said the Zionist regime's resuming its war crimes against the people of Gaza indicated its ignorance towards the international community's demands and the world's public opinion.

"It is necessary that all Muslim countries increase their efforts aimed at stopping these crimes," he noted.

The Omani official, for his part, described the recommencement of the war and its spread across the region as lamentable.

The officials, meanwhile, emphasized the need for the establishment of a sustainable ceasefire in the Palestinian coastal sliver, extensive transfer of humanitarian assistance to the territory, and effective endeavor on the part of the international community toward this purpose.