President Raeisi urges Muslim nations to cut ties with Israel over Gaza genocide

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Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has called on Muslim nations to cut diplomatic and economic ties with the Israeli regime to stop its brutal aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip.

During a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the 16th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Uzbekistan on Thursday, Raeisi noted that the Palestinian issue and Israel’s atrocities against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip is the major concern for the Muslim world, stressing the importance of exerting pressure on the occupying regime to stop its aggression.

The Iranian president urged the Muslim nations to cut diplomatic and economic ties with Tel Aviv, describing such action as “an effective and deterrent measure to stop Israel’s crimes against the oppressed people of Palestine.”

He also slammed “the deadly silence” of international organizations and self-proclaimed advocates of human rights on Israeli atrocities in Gaza.

“Now, Muslim nations, including Iran, Turkey, and Egypt are facing a divine test to confront this unprecedented crime through their timely actions.”

He also warned that the conflict would expand in the region, if the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Saudi Arabia failed to help and save Palestinians, as “the region’s nations will realize that their governments are unable to help the Palestinian people.”

Raeisi also expressed his concern over the slow flow of aid into Gaza and complained that humanitarian aid shipments from Iran and several other Muslim countries are stopped at Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

For his part, Erdogan also condemned the Israeli atrocities in Gaza and vowed to help the Palestinian nation and exert pressure on the Israeli regime.

Upon his arrival at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran on Thursday, Raeisi told reporters that the suffering of the people of Gaza cast its shadow on the 16th ECO summit.

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