Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned the United States and Israel on Sunday that the situation in the Middle East could become “beyond control” unless the state of Israel stops “immediately the crimes against humanity and the genocide in Gaza.”
The minister stated during a press conference with his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, in Tehran: “Today, the region is more like a powder keg.”
He added, “I want to warn the United States and the Zionist regime that if they do not immediately put an end to the crimes against humanity and genocide in Gaza, all possibilities are on the table at any moment, and the situation in the region will become beyond control.”
Warnings continue about expanding the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas for the past 16 days to neighboring countries. Many countries are concerned that the escalation may reach areas in Syria and Lebanon, while experts say it depends on the occurrence of a “ground invasion” of Gaza.
Israel insists that it will conduct a ground offensive in Gaza with the aim of destroying “Hamas’ military capabilities.”
The Israeli army has considered that Hezbollah “is pushing Lebanon toward war,” as military clashes between the two parties continue, which began following an attack by the Hamas movement on Israel on October 7th of this year.”