By Sabiu Abdullahi
Media reports from Iran and Saudi Arabia stated that the leaders of the two countries discussed the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a telephone conversation for the first time since the restoration of diplomatic relations between them.
They said that President Ebrahim Raisi and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman discussed the need to end what Raisi described as war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.
The Saudi Press Agency said that Riyadh emphasized its support for the Palestinians and the need to overcome the situation through diplomatic means.
The Saudi prince confirmed that the Kingdom is doing its best to negotiate with international and Middle Eastern countries to stop this raging war, as quoted by the Saudi Press Agency.
The company reported that the Prince stressed that Saudi Arabia rejects any plans to attack civilians anywhere.
The United Nations says 340,000 people have been forced to flee their homes as Israel continues its offensive in response to Saturday’s attack by Hamas.
Israel has prevented people from leaving anywhere, although some residents have managed to cross from Gaza Strip.
However, countries and organizations continue to call for the creation of conditions for aid in Gaza and for refugees to leave.