Iran denies reports on FM resignation, calls to support Palestinians
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini on Monday dismissed reports on resignation of Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki. Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing, he condemned the recent "Zionist brutal crimes" in Gaza Strip.
He stressed that the crimes are among the outcomes of the Annapolis Conference.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi whose country holds rotating presidency of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in a telephone conversation on Monday underlined the need to support the oppressed Palestinian nation.
According to IRNA, during a telephone conversation, Ahmadinejad said the people in Gaza Strip are under Israeli siege which prevents them from getting drugs and foodstuffs, adding that it is necessary to hold an extraordinary meeting of the OIC foreign ministers at the earliest.