Iranian Foreign Minister Hosein Amir Abdolahian warned the United States and Israel on Sunday that the situation may become "uncontrollable" in the Middle East if these two countries do not "immediately put an end to crimes against humanity and genocide in Gaza." ».
Today the region is like a powder keg (…). "I would like to warn the United States and the puppet Israeli regime that if they do not immediately put an end to the crimes against humanity and the genocide in Gaza, anything is possible at any moment and the region would become uncontrollable," the Iranian foreign minister said at a conference joint press with her South African counterpart Naledi Pandor.
The international community fears that the war that began on October 7 between the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and Israel will escalate and overflow, given the increase in clashes between the Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Israeli army, on the border with Lebanon.
The United States reinforced its presence in the region, mobilizing a second aircraft carrier to "deter hostile actions against Israel or any efforts aimed at expanding the war following Hamas attacks."
The Iranian minister warned that "any miscalculation during the conflict, genocide, massacre and forced migration of the inhabitants of Gaza and the West Bank can have serious consequences" for the region and for "the interests of the aggressor countries."
For his part, Pandor called on the international community to "pay much more attention" to the plight of the Palestinians in the context of the "shameful" offensive against Gaza.
The conflict broke out after an unprecedented operation by Hamas fighters who entered Israeli territory and left more than 1,400 dead, mostly civilians.
The barrage of relentless bombings launched by Israel in retaliation left more than 4,600 dead, mostly civilians, according to health authorities of the Islamist movement Hamas that has ruled Gaza since 2007.
Shortly after the attack, Iran welcomed the offensive but insists it was not involved in the attack, in which nearly 200 people were taken hostage.