Apr 16, 2024, 9:24 PM


Netanyahu not Iran should be blamed for regional tensions

Netanyahu not Iran should be blamed for regional tensions

TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (MNA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made important statements about Iran's retaliatory attack on the Israeli regime on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters following a cabinet meeting in the capital Ankara, Erdoğan said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his administration are responsible for Iran's aerial attacks on April 13, but Western powers refuse to acknowledge this fact, Daily Sabah reported.

"The main actor responsible for the tension that gripped our hearts on the evening of April 13 is Netanyahu and his bloody administration," he said.

Noting that the weekend attacks have shown the double standards of the West and the potential of war in the region, the Turkish president said it is crucial to identify the main reason behind the April 13 attack.

“Since Oct. 7, the Israeli government has been taking provocative steps to fuel the fire in the region,” Erdoğan said, adding that Israel’s attack on Iran’s consular building in Damascus, in violation of the Vienna Convention, was the last straw.

He continued by saying that not that many countries reacted against Israel’s attack, which completely disregarded international law.

“Those who have not voiced any opposition to Israeli aggression for months, are now racing to condemn Iran’s response,” Erdoğan said, adding that they should actually condemn and criticize Netanyahu, who is responsible for killing 34,000 civilians, including women, children and babies, journalists.

"Fueling the fire, continuously spoiling Netanyahu administration benefits no one," he said, adding that such an unjust stance will lead to new tensions until the oppression and genocide in Gaza ends.

Erdoğan also said Turkey did not allow the sale of any materials that could be used for military purposes by Israel, long before the massacres in Gaza.


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