Jul 27, 2014, 2:14 PM
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Deputy FM compares Zionists with Daesh

Tehran, July 27, IRNA – Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday said crimes committed by the Zionist regime in Gaza are from the same roots as are those of the terrorist group of Daesh, now called simply the Islamic State, in Iraq.

Amir-Abdollahian is currently in Beirut to discuss major regional developments, particularly the situation in Gaza, with senior Lebanese officials.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament Nabih Berri.

"The recent moves made by the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and savage aggressions of the Zionist regime in Gaza are very identical and share genocide and war crimes as their common points," said the diplomat.

He reiterated Iran's strong support for the innocent Gazans against Tel Aviv's atrocities.

"If the Zionist regime does not stop its brutal attacks on Gaza and its seizure, it will face a harsh defeat," the Iranian official said, noting that according to reports, the Resistance Movement has, so far, "used only a small number of its rockets and ammunitions against the Zionist regime."

He added that Daesh in Iraq and Zionists in Gaza are pursuing a common approach which is genocide and crimes against humanity.

During the meeting, Berri said that Lebanese people have unanimously and strongly condemned Israeli savage attacks on Gaza and supported Palestinians in their confrontation with Israel.