Thursday, February 2, 2023

Iran Condemns Netanyahu’s ‘Sinister’ Annexation Plan

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has strongly condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “sinister plan” to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.

In a statement on Wednesday, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said while certain Arab countries, who claim to be leading the Arab world, are dealing with marginal issues, are busy with war and fratricide in Yemen under the aegis of supporters of the Israeli regime, have formed a friendship with the Zionist regime, and have allied themselves with Netanyahu, the infanticidal regime has been given an opportunity to publicize its evil intentions.

“Netanyahu is seeking to win votes for staying in power and proceeding with expansionism and aggression by making allegations against the Islamic Republic of Iran one day, and expressing his sinister intention to annex more parts of Palestine the other day,” Mousavi deplored.

The spokesman also pointed to an upcoming session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), adding, “The Islamic Republic of Iran would support any collective action by Muslim countries to prevent the continuation of acts of aggression and expansionism of the regime that has usurped Palestine.”

Netanyahu promised on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank if he wins next week’s general election, drawing sharp criticism from Middle Eastern countries.

The Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea constitute almost 30 percent of the West Bank. Some 65,000 Palestinians and about 11,000 illegal Israeli settlers live in the area.

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