Tehran, 19 October 2023 (TDI): In response to the escalating Israel and Palestinian conflict, the Foreign Minister of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has urged members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take decisive action.
Amir-Abdollahian called for OIC countries to impose an immediate and comprehensive embargo on Israel, including oil sanctions.
He further suggested the expulsion of all Israeli Ambassadors from nations that have established relations with Israel.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry released a statement conveying these demands, underlining the severity of the situation and the need for a unified response from Islamic nations.
Amir-Abdollahian also proposed the formation of a team of Islamic lawyers to document potential war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza, emphasizing the importance of accountability.
Notably, Iran has no diplomatic relations with Israel, which adds weight to these calls for collective action within the OIC.
The urgent meeting of the OIC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was convened in response to the recent blast at a Gaza hospital, which resulted in a significant loss of Palestinian lives.
Health authorities in Gaza had already reported a devastating toll of at least 3,000 casualties during the 11-day Israeli bombardment.
The calls for sanctions and the documentation of war crimes reflect the growing concern within the international community regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The situation continues to be a matter of deep international focus, with efforts aimed at mitigating the crisis and achieving a just and lasting resolution.