Tehran, 31 October 2023 (TDI): In recent diplomatic conversations, multiple foreign ministers have urgently called for an immediate ceasefire and a political solution to address the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
The Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, and his Irish counterpart, Michael Martin, discussed the evolving situation in West Asia, with a particular focus on Gaza.
Martin expressed gratitude for Iran’s efforts and emphasized his country’s support for the recent United Nations General Assembly resolution on Palestine, as well as the allocation of humanitarian aid to Gaza war victims.
Martin underscored the critical need for an immediate ceasefire, cessation of violence, respect for international laws, and the provision of humanitarian aid to the people in Gaza. He also requested Iran’s assistance in the release of an Irish citizen held in Gaza.
In another significant diplomatic development, the Foreign Minister of Malta, Ian Borg, engaged in a telephone discussion with Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian.
Both ministers emphasized the urgency of adopting a political solution to prevent further escalation in Gaza.
Amirabdollahian conveyed Iran’s stance on preventing harm to civilians, emphasizing the disproportionate use of force by the regime occupying Al-Quds (Jerusalem) in response to actions by the Hamas liberation movement.
He also mentioned a resolution initiative by Brazil to establish a political solution aimed at ending attacks on civilians and facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
The Iranian Foreign Minister expressed hope that this resolution would gain the support of non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to benefit the Palestinian people.
Malta, as a newly appointed non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, emphasized its commitment to preventing the continuation and expansion of the conflict in the region.
These discussions reflect the international community’s growing concern over the situation in Gaza and the need for immediate action.
Efforts to secure a ceasefire and establish a political solution are seen as essential steps to address the ongoing crisis and prevent further suffering of civilians, particularly women and children.
The diplomatic dialogues, involving various nations and regional actors, signal a collective commitment to finding a resolution to the conflict, with the hope that these efforts will result in a more stable and peaceful Gaza, providing humanitarian relief and safeguarding the rights of its people.
As the situation in Gaza remains fluid, the international community’s focus on achieving a ceasefire and political solution becomes increasingly vital.