News ID: 128585
Publish Date : 21 June 2024 - 22:15

Iranian FM: Zionist Regime Must Pay Heavier Price

DOHA (Dispatches) -- Iran’s interim Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani says Palestinian resistance groups must make use of their entire capacities to force Israel to pay a heavier price for its aggression in the Gaza Strip.
In a meeting with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh here on Thursday, Bagheri Kani said resistance should not be limited to armed resistance inside Palestine against the occupying forces.
In parallel with armed resistance, he added, resistance needs to be exercised in the legal and political domains as well as in public diplomacy outside the occupied Palestine to support the Palestinian people’s rights.
The top Iranian diplomat hailed the brave resistance of the Palestinian people as he outlined the Islamic Republic’s latest political efforts to support resistance.
Haniyeh, for his part, thanked support by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as well as the Iranian nation and government for the Palestinians.
He said the Palestinian people continue their strong resistance against Israel despite the regime’s brutal crimes and genocide in the Gaza Strip over the past nine months.
He said a number of developments in the region and across the world indicate the “strategic maturity” of regional nations and the impossibility of returning to the era before Operation Al-Aqsa Storm launched by Gaza-based resistance groups last October.
The Hamas leader noted that among those developments are Israel’s internal political situation, its position at regional and international levels, the rise of the voice of people in the West and the U.S. against the crimes of the occupiers as well as the field developments in Lebanon and Yemen.
Nearly nine months into extensive military aggression and genocide against the people of Palestine in the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces have failed to achieve any objective, Haniyeh said. 
He said Hamas welcomes any mechanism that will meet all the demands of the Palestinian people.