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US knows only 'political solution' can end Israel’s genocide in Gaza: Iran’s FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (Photo by Tasnim news agency)

The United States knows very well that only a political solution can end Israel’s ongoing genocide against the Gaza Strip and the crisis gripping West Asia, says Iran’s foreign minister.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in an X post on Tuesday after the White House vowed a “very consequential response” to a deadly drone attack on a US occupation base on Jordan’s border with Syria. 

“The White House knows very well that the solution to ending the war and genocide in Gaza and the current crisis in the region is political. Diplomacy is active in this path,” he wrote.

The top Iranian diplomat also noted that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is at the end of his criminal political life.”

Israel waged the genocidal war on besieged Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

Netanyahu has come under pressure to resign over his handling of the Gaza war and failure to secure the release of the remaining Israeli captives held in the Palestinian territory.

However, the US has continued to support Israel in the Gaza war which has so far killed at least 26,637 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 65,387 others.

Washington’s backing for the Gaza carnage has prompted resistance groups in different countries across West Asia to target military bases housing US occupation forces.

On Sunday, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, carried out a drone strike on a military outpost in Jordan, known as Tower 22, killing three US soldiers and injuring dozens.

US President Joe Biden pinned the blame on what he called “radical Iran-backed militant groups” and vowed Washington would respond.

Iran said it has no links to attacks on American occupation troops in the region as they are related to conflict between resistance groups and the US military and that those groups act independently in their pro-Palestine operations. 

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