In a while Thursday, Abdollahian arrived within the Lebanese capital Beirut, the place he was obtained by Hezbollah and Hamas amongst different pro-Iran teams.
He’s scheduled to fulfill Lebanese officers on Friday earlier than heading to Damascus.
Talking from Beirut’s airport, the highest diplomat stated that Iran’s regional allies, often called the “axis of resistance”, may reply if Israel’s Gaza offensive escalates.
“The continuation of battle crimes towards Palestinians and Gaza will obtain a response from the remainder of the axes,” he instructed reporters.
At the least 1,200 Israelis, foreigners and twin residents had been killed by Hamas militants throughout its attack on Saturday.
In Gaza, well being officers reported 1,417 Palestinians killed by Israel’s retaliatory barrages towards the coastal enclave.
The West has been cautious about Iran since Saturday, however its leaders have warned Tehran in no unsure phrases towards intervening within the battle.
US President Joe Biden stated on Wednesday that he had “made it clear to the Iranians: Watch out”.
After Iraq, Amir-Abdollahian will journey to Lebanon, the place Hezbollah has, up to now, been content material to carry again from becoming a member of the battle triggered by its ally Hamas.
In a name together with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday appealed to “all of the Islamic and Arab international locations” to “attain severe convergence and cooperation on the trail of stopping the crimes of the Zionist regime towards the oppressed Palestinian nation”.