Tehran, 6 November 2023 (TDI): Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar engaged in a crucial phone conversation, addressing pressing regional concerns and the ongoing situation in Gaza.
During this discussion, the foreign ministers emphasized the need for immediate action to halt what they described as a “massive genocide” and “war crimes” committed by occupying forces in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Minister Amirabdollahian called upon India, as well as other nations worldwide, to take proactive steps within the framework of establishing a ceasefire.
The primary goal of these initiatives would be to facilitate the delivery of extensive humanitarian aid to the oppressed Palestinian population in Gaza while putting an end to the forced displacement of local residents.
The Iranian foreign minister issued a warning, indicating that if the Zionist regime persists in its attacks, the situation in the region will grow increasingly complex.
This could lead to resistance forces opening new fronts, ultimately resulting in the escalation and spillover of conflicts throughout the region.
Furthermore, Amirabdollahian updated his Indian counterpart on the progress of joint cooperation in the Chabahar Port project, highlighting the importance of continued consultations between the two nations on this and other mutual interests.
In response, Minister Jaishankar expressed his deep concern about the distressing situation in Gaza.
He stressed that India closely monitors regional developments and believes in the importance of unified efforts, regardless of differing preferences, to ameliorate the humanitarian conditions in Gaza.
The Indian minister affirmed India’s willingness to actively participate in initiatives proposed by Iran to help halt military operations and prevent the further escalation of the crisis.
This dialogue between Iranian and Indian foreign ministers underscores the shared international responsibility to address the crisis in Gaza and the urgent need for humanitarian assistance.
Both nations expressed their commitment to taking measures aimed at ensuring the safety and well-being of the Palestinian population while advocating for an end to the ongoing hostilities in the region.
Additionally, the bilateral aspects of the conversation highlighted the multifaceted nature of their diplomatic relations.