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Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Eight - 18 January 2024
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Four Hundred and Eighty Eight - 18 January 2024 - Page 7

Iran warns US not to tie its destiny to fate of Netanyahu

Iran’s foreign minister warned the US not to “tie its destiny” to the fate of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and said Washington’s full support for Israel is “the root of insecurity in the region.”
“The US should not… tie its destiny to the fate of Netanyahu,” Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told CNBC’s Dan Murphy on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The US has expressed steadfast support for Israel in its onslaught on the Gaza Strip after Hamas resistance group launched an unprecedented attack on the occupied territories, killing nearly 1,200 people.
In the aftermath of the attack, US President Joe Biden flew to Tel Aviv in a show of solidarity, pledging billions of dollars in military support. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has since visited Israel several times since.
“The full-scale cooperation of Biden and the White House with thugs like Netanyahu in Israel is the root of insecurity in the region,” Amir-Abdollahian added.
Iran wants the US to “stop the war in Gaza,” Amir-Abdollahian said.
Referring to the developments in the Red Sea, where Yemen’s armed forces have launched several attacks on Israel-bound ships in support of Palestinians in recent weeks, he stressed that security in the Red Sea is important to his country.
In response, a US-led coalition in the Red Sea has conducted several strikes against the Ansarallah resistance movement in Yemen.
“The people of Yemen and other countries in the region who defend the Palestinian people are acting according to their own experience and in their own interests, and they are not receiving any orders or instructions from us,” he said.
“Maritime security is of paramount importance to us, because we export oil,” the Iranian minister said. “So, if there is insecurity near our vicinity, it will not be in our favor.”
“We believe that any action to destabilize the region is rooted in Israel and its genocide in Gaza.”
Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas launched the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm into the occupied territories in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.
Since the start of the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has killed more than 24,400 Palestinians, according to data provided by the Palestinian Health Ministry.
The US and its Western allies have expressed their support for Israel’s war, with Washington going further by vetoing UN Security Council resolutions demanding a cease-fire in Gaza.

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