Israel Cannot Wage War in Middle East: Iran Ambassador

Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali. (Photo: Mohammad Hassanzadeh, via Wikimedia Commons)

Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali said that Israel lacks the capability to unleash a regional war across the Middle East.

Israel lacks the capability to unleash a regional war across the Middle East, while Iran has never advocated for such a conflict, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali told journalist Vladimir Soloviev in an interview, which was aired on the Soloviev Live TV channel.

“Israel, so to speak, is incapable of fighting against a small territory like Gaza and a small group like Hamas. So, does it really want to start a regional war? I don’t think the Israeli regime has that kind of capability and that kind of power,” Jalali said. “We, the Islamic Republic of Iran, have never been in favor of starting a war.”

Jalali posed the rhetorical question as to why Israel had not previously settled its conflict in Palestine.

“What the international community should give some thought to is what (Russian President Vladimir) Putin said. And that is justice,” the diplomat said.

“Things will continue like this as long as justice has not been established.”

Israel has, thus far, killed 7,703 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,195 children, and wounded over 19,743 more.

Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

On Friday night, Israel intensified airstrikes and expanded its ground operations in Gaza, while knocking out all communications for Palestinians in the besieged Strip.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 


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