Jul 19, 2014, 2:48 AM
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Iranian FM calls for Egypt's greater role on Gaza

Vienna, July 18, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a telephone conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shokri called for greater role to be played by Egypt as a big Arab and Muslim country to put an end to massacre of the defenseless Gaza people.

Zarif who is in Vienna for Vienna 6 talks told Fahmi during the phone conversation that the sensations of the Iranian nation and the world of Islam have been wounded as a result of Gaza's unfavorable conditions and the savage crimes of the Zionist regime's savage crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation.

The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the siege of Gaza, and asked the Egyptian government to open the Rafah crossing at least for humanitarian aid, specially for transferring and treatment of the injured people, to the people.

Zarif also referred to the trend of negotiation between the Palestinian groups in Cairo, and said, 'It is necessary to pay heed to the viewpoints of the Palestinian resistance movement as well as protecting the rights of the Palestinian nation in the process.