Reuters. Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian warned on Wednesday (November 1) of “harsh consequences” if attacks continue on the Gaza Strip, the latest in a series of warnings from the country, which backs Hamas in Gaza and militias elsewhere in the region.
Speaking during a news conference with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan, Amirabdollahian said if the attacks on Gaza do not stop, that a “decisive and significant” decision was close to being made in the Middle East.
The country says it supports Hamas but did not play any role in the militants’ attack on Israel last month. Both it and Turkey have condemned Israel’s subsequent bombardment of Gaza.
Fidan said Turkey was working to evacuate some Turkish citizens from Gaza as the first injured Gazans were taken to Egypt through the Rafah crossing on Wednesday under a deal brokered by Qatar.