Iranian FM Warns of US Post-War Plots for Gaza

  January 17, 2024   News ID 7506
Iranian FM Warns of US Post-War Plots for Gaza
SAEDNEWS: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian cautioned that the United States is masterminding plots for the post-war era in the Gaza Strip, and further stressed that Washington is in no position to make any decisions for the Palestinian people in the besieged enclave.

SAEDNEWS: During a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss city of Davos on Tuesday, Iran’s minister underlined that “no one has the right to impose anything on the Palestinian people and only the Palestinians themselves should decide on how to manage the affairs of Gaza and the occupied West Bank”.

The Hamas resistance movement was elected by the Palestinian people of Gaza to form the government through a popular vote in 2006.

US officials have in recent months stressed that Gaza cannot be run by Hamas once the continuing conflict is over. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also suggested that Tel Aviv would take control of security in Gaza after the war.

During the meeting, Mikati, for his part, underscored the necessity of ending Israel’s war on Gaza, describing the situation in West Asia as "worrying”.

More than 100 days into the Israeli aggression against Gaza, the regime keeps pounding the Palestinian territory with airstrikes and shelling.

Palestinian forces have in recent months taken Israel by surprise on the battlefield across the Gaza Strip by inflicting heavy losses on Israeli troops. The Palestinian resistance movements say they do not face a shortage of munitions and other military equipment, and are ready for a long battle with the Zionist regime.

Abu Obaida, the spokesman for Al-Qassam Brigades, which is Hamas' military wing, stated on Sunday that Palestinian fighters have destroyed or disabled nearly 1,000 Israeli military vehicles over the 100 days that have passed since the beginning of the war.

He also scoffed at Israel's claims about alleged gains during its military assault against Gaza.

"The alleged achievements that the enemy announces about controlling or destroying what it calls weapons depots, ready-to-launch missile platforms, and kilometers of tunnels are ridiculous…and the day will come when we prove that these claims are false," he continued.

Israeli officials have in recent weeks confessed that Tel Aviv has been unable to defeat Hamas during its months-long war on the blockaded territory.

“Hamas is far from being defeated, and if anyone thinks that there will be an alternative to its rule in the Gaza Strip, it simply won’t happen,” The Israeli war minister, Gideon Sa’ar, told Israel’s Army Radio on Tuesday.

Sa’ar's comments come as Hamas resistance to the Israeli military onslaught continues in all parts of the besieged enclave, despite a three-month military campaign that has left more than 24,200 Palestinians dead, most of them women and children.

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