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Iran’s Zarif discusses Palestine, Iraq and Syria with NAM delegates
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_NA1(95).jpgTEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Venezuelan, Syrian, Lebanese, Algerian, Bangladeshi, and Tunisian officials on the sidelines of the Palestine Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement’s meeting on Monday.
 
During a meeting with Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, Zarif described the current situation in the region, specifically in the Gaza Strip, as volatile.
 
Israel is conducting intensive attacks on the Gaza Strip from the air, land, and sea. The death toll has reached 1888, with women and children as the main victims.
 
Zarif evaluated the NAM Palestine Committee meeting as an important event to defend the Palestinians.
 
He expressed hope that the international community would fulfill its duties in securing rights of the innocent Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
 
The Lebanese foreign minister praised Iran’s role in supporting the Palestinian resistance movements against the Zionist regime’s aggressions.
 
In a separate meeting with his Venezuelan Foreign counterpart Elías Jaua, Zarif expressed gratitude over the Caracas government’s position on the killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the Zionist regime’s brutal acts.
 
Jaua thanked Iran for hosting the meeting and welcomed any action to halt the killing of the Palestinians.
 
The Iranian foreign minister held separate meetings with the Tunisian and Algerian deputy foreign ministers during which they elaborated on their countries’ views on the crisis in the Gaza Strip.
 
Zarif also met separately with the advisor to the Bangladesh prime minister and Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.
 
The Palestine Committee of the Non-Aligned Movement held a meeting in Tehran on Monday to assess the grave situation in the Gaza Strip.
 
NA/PA

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