From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 08:55:37 EDT
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran, Qatar presidents urge Islamic states to stop Gaza crisis
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin
Khalifa Al-Thani expressed deep concern over the worsening situation in
In a phone contact Sunday evening, the two presidents urged the Muslim
states to help stop the humanitarian crisis in Gaza Strip.
`Islamic states` cooperation and help is necessary to stop Zionists
crimes in Gaza and provide humanitarian aid for the helpless people of
Gaza,` stressed the two heads of states in the telephone contact which
was made by the Qatari side.
They also stressed the need for conducting an emergency meeting by
members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to make necessary
decisions about assisting the innocent people of Palestine who were
suffering from the ongoing tense situation in the region resulted from
economic blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel.
Gaza blockade which has been exacerbated by the disruption of
electricity and lack of medical supplies have created a very tense
Hundreds of innocent people fell victims to impacts of the blockade and
some 71 percent of children in the area are suffering from malnutrition.
Being on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, Gaza residents are in
dire need of medicine and food supplies.
President Ahmadinejad and the Emir of Qatar urged the Muslim states to
use different ways, including exerting further pressure on Israel, to
stop inhuman crimes in Gaza.
The two presidents also called on all nations to provide Gazans with
emergency medicine and food supplies.
Meanwhile, They extended congratulation on Eid al-Adha (the feast of the
sacrifice) to all Muslims wishing solidarity and more brotherhood to the
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