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Iran calls for imposing oil embargo on Israel, expelling its envoys

October 19, 2023 at 12:29 pm

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian gives a news conference in Tehran, Iran on March 19, 2023 [Iranian Foreign Ministry/Anadolu Agency]

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian yesterday called on Islamic countries to “impose an oil embargo on Israel” and for Israeli envoys to be expelled from their posts around the world.

The Iranian Minister said: “We call on free consciences and the Arab and Islamic countries to take practical steps against genocidal practices in Gaza. We also demand the imposition of an oil embargo on the Israeli entity and the expulsion of its ambassadors from countries that maintain relations with the occupying entity. Additionally, we call for the formation of a team of Islamic lawyers to document war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza and provide the basis for the trial of the usurping entity in international courts.”

The call came after the Israeli missile strike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in the Gaza Strip, which left nearly 500 dead and hundreds injured.

Oil markets are witnessing a noticeable rise in prices with the escalation of tension in the Middle East and the increasing concerns about crude supplies to the markets.

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