Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Calls for Extraordinary OIC Meeting

A011290229.jpgTEHRAN (FNA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani condemned Israeli crimes in Gaza, and underlined the need for serious measures to help the oppressed people of Palestine against the Zionist regime.

Speaking during a phone conversation on Monday, Ahmadinejad noted Israel’s recent crimes against Palestinians in Gaza, and said, “The criminal and corrupt Zionists have committed too many crimes and exerted the heaviest pressures on the oppressed Palestinian people.”

He further pointed to the cumbersome conditions of the Palestinian nation, and stressed the necessity for the adoption of serious measures against the Zionist regime.

“It is time foreign ministers of Islamic and Arab countries held an extraordinary session of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), set limitations on the Zionist regime and voiced their protest in a bid not to allow Zionists to continue their crimes any more,” the president reiterated.

He also underlined the need for the adoption of synchronized political and humanitarian actions to rescue the oppressed people of Palestine.

“The Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference can hold an extraordinary session to study the issue and simultaneously dispatch drug and food aids to prevent a human catastrophe in Palestine,” Ahmadinejad said.

For his part, the Qatari Emir whose country holds rotating presidency over OIC welcomed Ahmadinejad’s proposal for the arrangement of an OIC extraordinary meeting, and called for the adoption of an active and serious stance and measures to support Palestinians in Gaza.

He also said that adoption of a stance by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) and the OIC could play an effective role in this regard.

Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani further blasted the indifference shown by certain Arab and Islamic countries to the Palestinian nation, and said his country has decided to dispatch aid cargoes, including drugs, foodstuffs and a small power plant, to Gaza.

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