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Iranian President Raisi Urges Muslim Countries to Support Gaza

  • Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, 2023.

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, 2023. | Photo: X/ @TehranTimes79

Published 24 October 2023

He made the remarks in separate meetings with the new ambassadors of Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Slovenia in Tehran.

On Tuesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called for greater solidarity among Muslim countries to support Gaza, highlighting the international organizations' responsibility in this regard.


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He made the remarks in separate meetings with the new ambassadors of Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Slovenia in Tehran to receive their credentials.

Speaking to Tunisia's Ambassador Imad Al-Rahmuni, the Iranian president underlined the necessity of fostering solidarity among the Muslim world to safeguard their interests.

The Tunisian envoy stressed the importance of convergence among Muslim states in support of the Palestinian cause, saying his country will stand by the Palestinian people until their rights are fully safeguarded.

In his meeting with Saudi Arabia's Ambassador Abdullah bin Saud al-Anzi, Raisi said the promotion of the bilateral ties will effectively enhance regional cooperation and safeguard the interests of the regional states.

The Saudi envoy echoed that the two peoples' links and commonalities outweighed their differences, hoping the relations and cooperation would improve and expand day by day.

Speaking to Slovenian Ambassador Igor Jukic, Raisi stressed the responsibility of the relevant international organizations to stop the events unfolding these days in Gaza.

The Slovenian ambassador hailed the country's good relations with Iran, giving the assurance to make efforts to promote bilateral ties and cooperation during his mission.

Meanwhile, Persian judiciary spokesman Masoud Setayeshi said Iran has called for holding an emergency meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council to consider the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza and adopt a "decisive and effective" resolution against Israel.

He made the remarks at a press conference in Tehran, while commenting on the judiciary's measures in response to the "human rights crimes perpetrated by Israel in its attacks on Gaza."

Kazem Gharibabadi, the Iranian judiciary chief's deputy for international affairs and secretary of the High Council for Human Rights, made the request for the meeting and anti-Israeli resolution in letters to UN Secretary Antonio Guterres, UN Human Rights Council Vaclav Balek. and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk.

After the eruption of the conflict in Gaza, the Iranian judiciary formed a working group in defense of the "oppressed people of Palestine," which has so far done effective follow-ups.

On Tuesday, the Health Ministry on Gaza stated that the death toll of Palestinians from Israeli airstrikes has risen to 5,791. At least 16,297 Palestinians have also been wounded. 

So far, 40 percent of the deceased are children, 22 percent are women, and 5 percent are elderly. The list of deaths in Gaza includes at least 65 doctors and health workers. There are still about 1,550 people under the rubble caused by the Israeli airstrikes.


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