Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has written a letter to the BRICS countries, including India, urging them to call for a halt in the attacks on the Gaza strip at a time when the Israel-Gaza conflict has claimed numerous lives of innocent civilians on both sides. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are the nations that make up the bloc. Additionally, five new members from 2024 onward—Argentina, Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)—as well as Iran were admitted to the group during the BRICS summit in South Africa in August of this year.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran stated in a news release, “Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, sent separate letters to the foreign ministers of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), expressing deep concern over the atrocities committed by the Zionist regime in Palestine.”
“The letters drew attention to the occupying regime’s illegal annexation of Palestinian lands, mass murders, destruction of homes and farms, attacks on medical facilities, and detention, torture, and degrading treatment of men, women, and even children. Amirabdollahian emphasized that these deeds are a component of the crimes against the oppressed Palestinian people, according to a statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Calling for prioritisation of situation in Gaza, the Foreign Minister of Iran emphasised the role of BRICS and other significant post-western alliances like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Union, SICA, ASEAN, and others.