(Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi mentioned on Saturday that the time had come for motion over the battle in Gaza reasonably than discuss as he headed to Saudi Arabia to attend a summit on the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.
“Gaza is just not an enviornment for phrases. It must be for motion,” Raisi mentioned at Tehran airport earlier than departing for the summit of Arab and Islamic nations within the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh.
“In the present day, the unity of the Islamic international locations is essential,” he added.
It’s the first go to to Saudi Arabia by an Iranian head of state since Tehran and Riyadh ended years of hostility underneath a China-brokered deal in March.
“The summit will ship a powerful message to warmongers within the area and consequence within the cessation of conflict crimes in Palestine,” Iranian International Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, who’s accompanying Raisi, was quoted as saying by the Padolat authorities web site.
“America says it does not need an growth of the conflict and has despatched messages to Iran and several other international locations [to this effect]. However these statements should not in line with America’s actions,” Raisi mentioned within the televised feedback at Tehran airport.
“The conflict machine in Gaza is within the fingers of America, which is stopping a ceasefire in Gaza and increasing the conflict. The world should see the true face of America,” Raisi mentioned.
(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore and Christian Schmollinger)