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Iran says US ‘must control’ Israel to avert regional war

Iran’s Deputy Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Reuters

The USA should rein in Israel to avert a regional spillover of the conflict with Hamas, Iran’s high diplomat mentioned Friday in Beirut, including Tehran was looking for to safeguard Lebanon’s safety.

Overseas Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian spoke as Hamas and Israel traded heavy hearth for a seventh day, after a whole lot of Hamas gunmen stormed throughout the border from Gaza into Israel on Saturday and killed 1,200 individuals.

Israel has retaliated by raining air and artillery strikes on Hamas targets within the Gaza Strip, leaving greater than 1,530 individuals lifeless.

“America wants to give Israel a chance to destroy Gaza, and this is… a grave mistake,” Amir-Abdollahian mentioned, including, “if the Americans want to prevent the war in the region from developing, they must control Israel.”

Though Tehran has been a long-term backer of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, Iranian officers have been adamant the Islamic republic had no involvement within the militant group’s weekend assault on Israel.

Trying to maintain off a spillover of combating into Lebanon following border tensions in current days, Amir-Abdollahian arrived in Beirut on Thursday evening, following a cease in Baghdad.

“Lebanon’s security and peace is important to us,” Amir-Abdollahian mentioned after assembly with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati.

“One of the goals of our trip is to stress on Lebanon’s security,” he added.

However he didn’t fully rule out the possibility of an escalation.

Throughout a information convention together with his Lebanese counterpart afterward Friday, he mentioned: “If the systemic war crimes of the Zionist regime do not stop immediately, any possibility is conceivable.”

Tehran was working to host an emergency assembly of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 member states, he added.

“In this regard, the initial coordination has been carried out with the secretary general of the OIC,” the minister advised reporters.

Additionally on Friday, Amir-Abdollahian met with Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah to debate “potential outcomes” and the “positions that must be taken” in gentle of the most recent developments, based on a Hezbollah assertion.

Israel has traded hearth with Hezbollah and allied Palestinian factions in Lebanon in current days, though the tit-for-tat assaults have remained restricted.

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