Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Ali Bagheri Kani, has called for an urgent end to the displacement of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, characterizing the practice as a clear instance of "ethnic cleansing." Speaking during a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa in Tokyo, the two officials discussed bilateral relations and addressed international and regional issues.
Bagheri Kani urged the international community to utilize all available means to put an end to what he described as Israeli regime's war crimes and genocide in Gaza. Additionally, he called on Japan and other international actors to provide humanitarian assistance to Gazans, facilitate the flow of aid, and combat the forced displacement of individuals in the besieged territory.
Foreign Minister Kamikawa expressed the need for immediate humanitarian aid to Gaza and sought the cooperation of the international community to halt the crisis and prevent further escalation of the conflict in the region. Both sides underscored the importance of cooperation in ensuring international security.
The ongoing conflict in Gaza, initiated by Israel on October 7 in response to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas's Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, has resulted in a significant loss of life and injuries among Palestinians. The Israeli offensive has faced international condemnation, with calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities and efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in the region.