Ahmadinejad urges formation of global bloc to break Gaza siege

June 2, 2010 - 0:0

TEHRAN – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that an international bloc should be formed to press the Zionist regime to end its siege of the Gaza Strip.

“We should try to form an international front to break the blockade on the Gaza Strip and condemn this action and support Palestinians,” Ahmadinejad said in a telephone conversation with Hamas leader Ismail Haniya on Tuesday.
The telephone conversation came after Israeli forces attacked a civilian flotilla on Monday morning killing 19 civilians. The ships were carrying humanitarian supplies to Gaza.
The president emphasized that Iran will firmly support the Palestinian nation and the countries that support the Palestinians.
Iran will vigorously pursue the punishment of the Zionist regime for attacking the Gaza-bound humanitarian aid convoy, he said.
This criminal action revealed the real nature of the Zionists and now the approach of countries toward this outrageous action is a “test for their honesty”, he opined.
Ismail Haniya, for his part, said that Iran is the only nation that has always been on the side of the Palestinian nation.
Describing Israel’s action as another step toward its final defeat, the Hamas leader said the Zionist regime should face prosecution for its criminal action.
“We should try to revive the Palestinian nation’s violated rights and end the siege of Gaza,” he added.
Haniya also expressed his gratitude for Iran’s full support of the oppressed Palestinian people