Iran urges Muslim countries to react to Israel's crimes

Tehran, May 17, IRNA – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Muslim countries should give an appropriate response to crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel.

President Rouhani made the comments on Thursday in a phone call with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

The Zionist regime of Israel in a brutal suppression of Palestinian protestors has killed at least 60 people. Some 2,700 were also injured by live gunfire and tear gas. The Palestinians protested the opening of the US embassy in Quds.

Referring to the bilateral relations between Doha and Tehran, President Rouhani said that Iran deems the blockade imposed on Qatar as unjust, and welcomes strengthening relations and ties with the Persian Gulf state.

'Iran will always be ready for talks with the Persian Gulf countries on regional issues, but, unfortunately, there are some countries that assume they should choose ways other than engaging in dialogues,' Rouhani said.

Commenting on the US move in pulling out of the 2015 international nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1 group of nations , he said the unilateral withdrawal will not be in the interests of the US and other signatories.

The Qatari Emir, for his part, appreciated Iran's constructive stances on Qatar's crisis and called for more cooperation between Doha and Tehran.

Echoing the view of Iranian president on Israeli crimes, Sheikh Tamim said that the upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), expected to be held in Istanbul, is a good opportunity for discussing regional issues and predicaments.

The Qatari Emir also described Iran as a powerful country in the region, and emphasized that Doha believes all international differences should be resolved only through dialogue.

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