Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday said that the only viable solution to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict is a "Palestinian state from the river to the sea", essentially calling for the elimination of the Jewish state.
Raisi made the comments during a summit of Arab countries hosted by Saudi Arabia.
“The only solution for this conflict is the resistance continuing against the Israeli oppression until the establishment of the Palestinian state from the river to the sea,” said the Iranian President, using the slogan often chanted at pro-Palestinian Arab rallies and which advocates for the extermination.
Raisi also called for the West to sanction and boycott Israel, for charges to be leveled against Israel and the United States at the International Criminal Court and for Islamic countries to designate the Israeli army a "terrorist organization" over its conduct in Gaza.
A Wall Street Journal report after Hamas’ October 7 attack claimed that Iranian security officials helped plan the attack and gave the green light for the assault at a meeting in Beirut.
Iran’s Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has denied any Iranian involvement in the Hamas attack.
Nevertheless, Iranian officials have threatened Israel in recent weeks. Iran’s Foreign Mininster, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian previously warned Israel that Lebanese and Palestinian Arab terrorists had their "finger on the trigger" to respond to an Israeli ground operation in the Gaza Strip.
He issued a threat to Israel again on Friday, warning that expansion of the Israel-Hamas war has become "inevitable".
Raisi recently said that Israel's ongoing bombardment of Gaza "may force everyone" to act.
"The crimes of the Zionist regime have crossed the red lines, and this may force everyone to take action," Raisi said on X, formerly Twitter, adding, "Washington asks us to not do anything, but they keep giving widespread support to Israel."