Blinken highlights urgency for enhanced humanitarian aid in Gaza Strip

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Published: 2024-04-19 15:40

Last Updated: 2024-06-18 21:18


Blinken highlights urgency for enhanced humanitarian aid in Gaza Strip
Blinken highlights urgency for enhanced humanitarian aid in Gaza Strip

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated his call for Tehran and Tel Aviv to de-escalate tensions, mentioning that the G7 has affirmed its intention to impose sanctions on Iran.

On the issue of releasing captives in Gaza, he noted ongoing negotiations and Washington's weeks-long engagement with Tel Aviv regarding the military operation in Rafah.

Blinken emphasized the importance of improving the distribution of relief and humanitarian assistance in the Gaza Strip, underscoring the necessity of reaching a ceasefire agreement.

The G7 foreign ministers urged all parties to halt any escalation in the Middle East, stating, "We will hold Iran accountable for its malicious, destabilizing actions in the Middle East."