On Tuesday, a government insider disclosed that US President Joe Biden requested Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani to mediate with Iran to prevent any escalation of the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement, which has been raging for the past ten days.
The source stated that Biden appreciated Baghdad’s official role in calming the current crisis and discussed the possibility of mediating with Iran to de-escalate the situation further.
Al-Sudani emphasized the importance of pursuing containment and non-escalation, accompanied by a ceasefire and establishing humanitarian corridors to aid the people of Gaza.
The White House announced President Biden spoke with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Kadhimi to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Sudanese Media Office released a statement stating that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received a phone call from President Joe Biden of the United States of America. They discussed the ongoing developments in the Palestinian territories and emphasized the importance of mobilizing efforts and joint work to support sustainable stability in the region. Additionally, they discussed measures to strengthen the bilateral partnership between Iraq and the United States of America under the strategic framework agreement between the two countries.
During the call, both sides emphasized the need to contain the conflict and prevent its expansion, threatening regional and international peace and targeting innocent civilians.
During a recent statement, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Iraq’s unwavering stance on the situation in Gaza. He emphasized the urgent need to open humanitarian corridors and provide the necessary aid and supplies to the people of Gaza, who are currently facing the brunt of war and an unjust siege.
According to the statement, Al-Sudani claimed that the aggression against Gaza is causing anger among people in the region and the world.
On Tuesday, Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei stated that his country “must respond” to the events in Gaza.
“No one will be able to stop Muslims around the world and the resistance forces if Israel’s crimes in Gaza continue,” Iranian state media cited Khamenei as saying.
The Fars News Agency reported that Iran warned Israel of escalation if it continued attacking Palestinians.
Iran’s Foreign Minister warns that continued attacks may lead to armed conflict in the region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “crush Hamas” ahead of a potential invasion of the Gaza Strip.