On Tuesday, an informed government source reported that US President Joe Biden urged Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani to act as a go-between with Iran in order to prevent any further escalation of the hostilities between Israel and the Hamas organization.
According to the source, Biden commended Baghdad’s official effort in reducing the situation during the present crisis and discussed playing a mediation role, particularly with Iran, to calm the situation.
Al-Sudani also underlined his belief in the need of working toward containment and non-escalation, provided that this is supported by a truce and the establishment of humanitarian corridors to bring aid to the people of Gaza.
The White House said earlier on Tuesday that US President Joe Biden met with Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani as part of his attempts to defuse the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
Later, the Sudanese Media Office said in a statement obtained by Shafaq News Agency that Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani received a phone call from President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, during which the ongoing field developments in the Palestinian territories were discussed, and it was emphasized during the call that the importance of mobilizing efforts and joint work to support sustainable stability in the region, as well as efforts to strangle terrorism, was emphasized.
During the call, the two sides emphasized the need of containing the conflict and working to prevent the circle of violence from expanding, which affects people and undermines regional and international peace and stability.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed Iraq’s hard and moral stance on what is occurring in Gaza, emphasizing the need of creating humanitarian corridors and delivering what the Gaza Strip’s people, who are subjected to war and an unfair siege, require.
According to the statement, Al-Sudani also claimed that “the continuation of the aggression against Gaza arouses the anger of people in the region and around the world.”
Earlier in the day, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, stated that his country “must respond to what is happening in Gaza.”
According to Iranian state media, Khamenei stated, “No one will be able to stop Muslims around the world and resistance forces if Israel’s crimes in Gaza continue.”
According to the semi-official Fars News Agency, Iran has also threatened Israel with escalation if it does not cease attacking Palestinians.
“If the attacks do not stop,” stated Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, “then all parties in the region are on the trigger.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the other hand, has promised to “destroy Hamas” as its army prepared to invade the Gaza Strip.