Iran FM warns israel, US of ‘another surprise’ by resistance groups if war on Gaza continues

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has warned israel and the United States that the continuation of the war against the besieged Gaza Strip could result in “another surprise” by the resistance forces.

“In my yesterday meeting, political officials of Hamas noted that in case the war is not stopped, the region would be closer to the level of taking a bigger decision,” he told a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan.

Amir-Abdollahian met Fidan a day after Iran’s top diplomat sat down for talks with Hamas leaders in Qatar.

“If the war is not stopped, [the responsibility] for the expansion of the war directly lies with the Zionist regime and the US. Washington should accept the responsibility for its all-out support for the killing of people and deal with its consequences”, Amir-Abdollahian said.

“If the war continues, the conditions won’t remain the same and the resistance will make another surprise move,” he said.

Hamas waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against israeli forces on October 7 in response to its decades-long campaign of bloodshed and aggression against Palestinians. 

The Hamas operation prompted israel to launch a bloody war against the blockaded Gaza Strip. israeli attacks on Gaza have so far killed at least 8,796 people, two-thirds of them women and children, according to Gaza’s health ministry.

Hamas members and other Palestinians who entered the israeli-occupied territories are estimated to have captured at least two hundred israelis.

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