Ceasefire in Gaza Possible Amid Global Efforts: Iranian FM

Ceasefire in Gaza Possible Amid Global Efforts: Iranian FM

Banjul, The Gulf Observer: Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, has expressed optimism regarding the prospects of reaching a ceasefire agreement in Gaza, citing the current international climate and concerted efforts aimed at addressing the ongoing crisis.

Speaking to reporters at the conclusion of his meetings on the sidelines of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Banjul, Gambia, Minister Amirabdollahian highlighted the significant dialogue and global pressure exerted on the Israeli regime, which has created an opportune moment for a potential ceasefire agreement in Gaza.

The OIC summit, Minister Amirabdollahian noted, centered on discussions surrounding sustainable development in Islamic countries and the imperative need for cessation of hostilities in Gaza. He emphasized the importance of fulfilling the rights of Palestinians and creating conditions conducive to ending the cycle of war and violence in the region.

Minister Amirabdollahian underscored the necessity of facilitating humanitarian aid delivery to Gaza and ensuring the return of Gazans to their places of residence. Additionally, he mentioned the OIC’s endorsement of South Africa’s initiative, launched in November 2023, to file a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel’s alleged criminal actions in Gaza, signaling widespread support for legal recourse to address the crisis.

Furthermore, Minister Amirabdollahian revealed that several agreements were reached during the Banjul summit, aimed at enhancing coordination among regional and international stakeholders to help resolve the ongoing crisis in the region.

The statements made by Minister Amirabdollahian reflect the concerted efforts underway within the international community to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and pave the way for a sustainable peace agreement that upholds the rights and dignity of all parties involved.