In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called upon India to use its full capabilities in putting an end to the Israeli assault on Gaza.
During a recent phone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Raisi emphasized the need for a global joint effort to achieve an immediate ceasefire, lift the blockade, and provide aid to the oppressed people of Gaza.
India’s Role in Ending the Israeli Actions in Gaza
During the conversation between President Raisi and Prime Minister Modi, Raisi highlighted India’s historical struggles against Western colonialism and its role as one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement.
Drawing upon this history, Raisi stated, “Today, India is expected to use all its capacities to end the Zionist crimes against the oppressed people of Gaza.”
The Iranian President further expressed Tehran’s support for a global joint effort aimed at achieving an immediate ceasefire, lifting the blockade, and providing aid to the people in Gaza.
President Raisi strongly condemned the murdering of oppressed and innocent women and children, as well as the attacks on hospitals, schools, mosques, churches, and residential areas.
He stated that such actions are “condemned and unacceptable” from the perspective of any human being. Raisi firmly asserted that Palestinian resistance groups have a legitimate right to confront the occupation of the usurping Zionist regime.
He posed a thought-provoking question, asking, “How come that the struggle of European countries against Hitler Germany is an admirable and heroic act, but the resistance of the Palestinian people against the child-murdering and criminal Zionist regime is condemned?!”
Strategic Relations Between Iran and India
In addition to discussing the Israel-Hamas war, President Raisi emphasized the strategic nature of Iran’s relations with India.
He stressed the necessity of planning for the development of cooperation between the two countries and compensating for any delays in this field.
President Raisi also highlighted the importance of the North-South Corridor and its benefits for all countries in the region.
He called upon India to make serious investments to strengthen sustainable economic cooperation, including in Chabahar Port.
During the conversation, Prime Minister Modi underscored the significance of preventing further escalation in the region.
He emphasized the need for continued provision of humanitarian aid and the early restoration of peace and stability.
Prime Minister Modi also expressed his concerns over the escalating situation and loss of civilian lives.
The leaders welcomed the progress in India and Iran’s bilateral cooperation, particularly in relation to the Chabahar port.
Continuous Communication and Support
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently spoke with his Iranian counterpart Amirabdollahian to discuss the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Both leaders stressed the importance of preventing further escalation and providing crucial humanitarian support. They also agreed to maintain communication to address the evolving situation in West Asia.
Iran’s call for India to utilize its full capabilities in halting Israel’s Gaza offensive highlights the global concern over the escalating situation.
President Raisi’s condemnation of the Israeli actions and his emphasis on supporting the legitimate right of Palestinian resistance groups underscore Iran’s commitment to the cause.
India’s role in promoting peace and stability in the region, along with its strategic relations with Iran, presents an opportunity for collaboration and joint efforts to bring an end to the conflict.