Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Muslim countries must take all necessary steps to mount pressure on the Zionist regime of Israel and prevent further massacre of Palestinians.
Rouhani made the remarks in a Monday phone call to Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in reference to the recent bloody attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip by the Israeli regime, which have left 27 Palestinians dead and scores wounded.
“It is necessary for the Islamic countries to prevent massacre of innocent Palestinians through their unity and mounting pressure on the Zionist regime,” Iran’s president said in his phone call to the Qatari emir.
Rouhani also expressed concern about the current humanitarian situation in Gaza, especially on the eve of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Iran’s chief executive referred to re-imposition of unilateral sanctions by the United States on Iran, noting that the main goal of US restrictions on Iran’s oil imports was to create instability in the region.
Rouhani also expressed hope that political cooperation among friendly countries would help maintain stability and security in the sensitive Persian Gulf region.
Noting that Iran welcomes any measures taken to restore calm and tranquility to the region, Rouhani expressed hope that regional problems would be solved through dialogue.
The Qatari emir, for his part, noted that Doha had frequently told Washington and regional states that differences must be resolved through dialogue and that Qatar is opposed to any measure that would foment insecurity in the region.
Al Thani emphasized that Qatar will spare no effort to restore calm to Gaza while condemning measures taken against Palestinians by the Zionist regime.
Source: Press TV