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Iran: Egypt's delay in approving Gaza aid is 'unacceptable'

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian condemned the long delays in issuing permits to transmit aid to the Gaza Strip from Egypt, calling them "unacceptable".

According to the Iranian news agency IRNA, Abdullahian said that 100 tonnes of humanitarian aid has been stuck in Egypt for days awaiting the government's approval to be taken into Gaza.

"This is unacceptable," he said, "we hope Egypt will hold up to its Arab, Islamic and humanitarian responsibilities against Zionist crimes in Gaza."

Abdullahian visited Lebanon earlier this week to discuss the war on Gaza. He said: "For the past few days, we have provided the Egyptians with information on the shipment of humanitarian goods and a list of 57 severely wounded Palestinian women and children."

The children and women were due to be treated in Iran. However, he said, "They [Egyptians] have yet to issue permits."

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