UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, proposed the introduction of political and trade restrictions against Israel and the United States.
An extraordinary OIC summit is held at the initiative of Turkey, the current chairman of the organization, in order to support Palestine and condemn the policies of Israel and the United States in the Middle East.
“We suggest that the authorities of Muslim countries and all governments that adhere to independent policies interrupt economic and trade ties with the Zionist regime (Israel),” the Iranian president said.
Rouhani also spoke in favor of holding a special meeting of the UN General Assembly “to discuss illegal US decisions on Jerusalem and the crimes of Israel.”
Protests began in the Gaza Strip on Monday amid the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel and the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers fired at the defeats at the protesters. According to recent reports, dozens of Palestinians were killed in the clashes.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the actions of Israel in the Gaza Strip a genocide. He announced in Turkey a three-day mourning for those killed in the Gaza Strip, as well as a decision to withdraw the Turkish ambassadors to the US and Israel for consultations. The Turkish Foreign Ministry offered the Israeli ambassador to leave the country.