Iranian president calls to end Israeli attacks in Lebanon
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday exchanged views with leaders of Islamic states on how to end the crisis in the Middle East as Zionist attacks on Lebanese civilians and infrastructure enter their 11th day, IRNA reported.
The Iranian president held separate phone conversations with leaders of Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Ahmadinejad blamed international circles, particularly the United Nations and Western countries in particular, for their silence and/or support to the Zionist regime in its massacre of defenseless women and children, and urged Islamic states and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to act decisively in ending these attacks.
"Islamic governments, including regional states, should fulfill their responsibilities in a more concrete way because failure will mean these aggressions will not be limited to Lebanon," he was quoted as saying.
He added that the capture of two Israeli soldiers by Hizbullah was a mere pretext of Tel Aviv for launching its pre-planned program in Lebanon, which is to destroy Hezbollah infrastructure, but which has resulted in the killing of hundreds of innocent civilians and massive destruction of the country's infrastructure. "The Zionist regime is a serious and permanent threat to international security, particularly in the Middle East region. If the Zionists succeed in materializing their goals, they will undoubtedly expand their brutal measures."
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