Iran calls on Egypt to clarify whether it is Israel's partner

Tehran says it gives moral, financial and humanitarian support to its Palestinian ally.

Iran calls on Egypt to clarify whether it is Israel's partner

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on Egypt on Saturday to clarify whether it is a "partner" with Israel in efforts to break Hamas resistance in the Gaza Strip, a news agency reported.

Beside many country across world, Iran has also condemned Israel for its attacks in Gaza and expressed support for the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, criticising what Tehran says is the silence of some Arab states. Ahmadinejad said they should cut ties with Israel.

Egypt, the only Arab state to border Gaza, has been a focus for protests by Iranians, Arabs and Turks who say Cairo has not done enough to help the Palestinians.

"Today it has been heard in some of the West's political meetings that the Egyptian government is a partner in crimes in Gaza and they are after breaking Hamas as part of the resistance and bring it under their own influence," the semi-official Mehr News Agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.

Ahmadinejad may have been referring to Egyptian-European efforts at mediation in the two-week conflict, in which at least 821 Palestinians and 13 Israelis have been killed.

"I believe that in the current conditions, and with the crimes it is committing, the Zionist regime (Israel) is after finding a partner for its crimes," Ahmadinejad said.

"Therefore I ask the Egyptian officials to announce their stance on the Palestinian nation, especially on the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip and the Zionist regime's crimes, as soon as possible," Mehr quoted him as saying.

Tehran says it gives moral, financial and humanitarian support to its Palestinian ally.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday said some Muslim governments in the region had been wrong not to do more to stop Israeli attacks on Gaza.

"Cut your relations with the Zionist regime and boycott this regime. Don't give them a chance to influence you," Ahmedinejad said.

Reuters
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semi - 10 yıl Before

they are dumb, blind... Allah left their hands so they flunk in the darkness... hypocrites! we need more Ahmedi Najads, erdogans inshaAllah..these mischiefs on earth gets real muslims closer, elhamd.