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News number: 8710251644

18:17 | 2009-01-14

Foriegn Policy

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Speaker Urges Turkish Support for Gazans

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani Tuesday evening in Ankara called for further support of the Turkish government for the defenseless Palestinian nation.



Larijani, who is currently in Turkey at the head of a political and parliamentary delegation, to attend an extraordinary session of executive committee of the Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union on Gaza crisis, made the remarks in a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul.

Tehran, in its consultations with world countries on the Gaza crisis, has announced its readiness to welcome any move leading to urgent cessation of Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, he said, adding that the Islamic Republic underscores the need for lifting the Gaza economic blockade, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

Larijani called for solidarity of all Islamic states to put an end to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

President Gul said lack of unity and solidarity among various Palestinian groups and parties is the most important problem facing the Palestinian nation.

Emphasizing the need to lift the Gaza blockade, he called for urgent cessation of Zionists attacks against defenseless Palestinians and massacre of innocent children and women in the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, the Iranian speaker reviewed the latest regional developments, particularly the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza, and Iran-Turkey relations with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The Iranian speaker is to address the Islamic IPU session which is to begin in Istanbul on Wednesday. The session is scheduled to discuss ways to stop the Zionists atrocities against the defenseless Palestinians in Gaza.

Meeting his counterparts on the sidelines of the IPU session is also on the agenda of Larijani's visit to Turkey.