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You should have stopped arming and finding Hamas long ago.

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I grew with him.

Now he should show action and take in all those Palestinian refugees, in the name of the "unity of the Islamic countries".

Iran, Egypt , Saudi-Arabia, etc. should put the money where their mouth is.

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The action being to exterminate Iran's proxy there?

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You should have stopped arming and funding Hamas long ago.

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Raisi should look at Iran first!

Women being raped and killed!

Providing terrorists with weapons!

Who is he to speak?

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It’s such a mess isn’t it? So many deaths and mutilations due to immoral world leaders and religion. Incredibly sad humans haven’t progressed, we get worse.

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Well said.

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Yes action on your part to defund Hamas and Hezbollah, then Gaza problem will be solved. But will you??? NO, you won't!!!!!

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Biden just gave him billions$$$.

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"The summit will send a strong message to warmongers in the region and result in the cessation of war crimes in Palestine," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, who is accompanying Raisi, was quoted as saying by the Padolat government website.

"America says it doesn't want an expansion of the war and has sent messages to Iran and several countries [to this effect]. But these statements are not consistent with America's actions," Raisi said in the televised comments at Tehran airport.

"The war machine in Gaza is in the hands of America, which is preventing a ceasefire in Gaza and expanding the war. The world must see the true face of America," Raisi said.

"Gaza is not an arena for words. It should be for action," Raisi said at Tehran airport before departing for the summit of Arab and Islamic nations in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi created this hell on earth, all could soon be coming back to bite Iran harshly.

The very belligerence he provoked could now turn into a direct conflict that could engulf his people, his country.

Just take note the rhetoric of war from the Republican Presidential candidates.

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Toblerone

Biden just gave him billions$$.

He did not. Biden allowed Iranian money in South Korea to be transferred to a bank in Qatar to be used for very specific purchases. After the Hamas attacks the account was frozen and not a single dollar has been spent.

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Why America not sending troops to attack Iran now? They were sponsoring Hamas in murdering and kidnapping US nationals in Gaza now. I have said Biden is worst than Jimmy Carter in Tehran US embassy crisis, 1979. Hesitation and timid is his worst link.

B.T.W. America should stop sending provocative flight or sailing in Taiwan strait, that is unhelpful. Save the American hostages first, OK?

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On October 7 Hamas, Iran’s proxy, demonstrated action. Now all we get from them is the word “ceasefire”.

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Biden allowed Iranian money in South Korea to be transferred to a bank in Qatar to be used for very specific purchases. After the Hamas attacks the account was frozen and not a single dollar has been spent.

what personal knowledge do you or anyone have other than someone in the Biden administration saying so for their own self preservation?

Qatar? Doesn’t Hamas leadership live there?

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I mean wouldn’t 1 million dollars from Hamas or even the threat of harming a bank official family member do the trick to get that money unfrozen. This is Qatar, after all.

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Hamas and Iran have no control over the bank in Qatar.

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French President Macron has told Israel to stop killing Arab women and children in Gaza.

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Hamas leadership, a terrorist group, is allowed to live openly and safely in Qatar. But they have no control there?

I’m quite sure money or violence would and has got them access.

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They can invade Israel with armed troops and murder innocent women and kids but they can’t get some money out of a bank without dimwit Joe Biden finding out?

He knows nothing about anything else money related. Did even know his son had a back account filled with CCP money. so why would he know this for sure?

come on man.

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what personal knowledge do you or anyone have other than someone in the Biden administration saying so for their own self preservation

This has been widely reported. If you have proof to the contrary, then put it forward. I suspect you don't.

I mean wouldn’t 1 million dollars from Hamas or even the threat of harming a bank official family member do the trick to get that money unfrozen. This is Qatar, after all.

Yes, Qatar which is also on good terms with the US, and in fact hosts a large amount of US troops. The famously a poor country, so they'd do anything for a million dollars. Totally.

Yet more nonsensical conspiracy theory.

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This has been widely reported.

lote of untrue things are “reported”, aren’t they?

Yes, Qatar which is also on good terms with the US, and in fact hosts a large amount of US troops

yet also hosts Hamas political leadership.

The famously a poor country, so they'd do anything for a million dollars. Totally.

a bank manager would. If you paid him or threatened to kill his family like the murderous terrorist organization that you are.

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a bank manager would. If you paid him or threatened to kill his family like the murderous terrorist organization that you are.

Really, full of conspiracies.

Why didn't they do that with the South Korean bank?

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by what method would a reporter independently verify and determine if a bank account has all the money it did?

wouidnt they just have to take the word of…..the bank?

uh huh yep.

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lote of untrue things are “reported”, aren’t they?

If you have any proof to the contrary then spit it out already. I suspect you don't and just want to be a contrarian.

a bank manager would. If you paid him or threatened to kill his family like the murderous terrorist organization that you are.

Again, do you have any proof of this? Nope. Banks don't give one person control over inflows and outflows.

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You know how you avoid all this? You don’t transfer the money in the first place, you seize it.

You guys were big on that seizing money and stuff when it was Russian money.

but not so much when it belongs to Middle East terrorist countries.

We just have to give “them” “their” money, even knowing what they will do with it. why is that?

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by what method would a reporter independently verify and determine if a bank account has all the money it did?

Just prove your little conspiracy theory already. Hilarious mate.

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The Qatar Bank is part of the international banking system and needs to play by the regulations. The money belongs to Iran, not Hamas. It was Iran's money in the first place. Also, four American hostages were released from Iran. The account is frozen.

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You know how you avoid all this? You don’t transfer the money in the first place, you seize it.

That's right. You steal it. You just steal money that doesn't belong to you. How very on brand for the far right.

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Why didn't they do that with the South Korean bank?

because Hamas leadership doesn’t live in South Korea?

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You just steal money that doesn't belong to you. How very on brand for the far right.

isn’t that exactly what you gleefully proposed to do the the “Russian oligarchs”?

Why yes, it is. You just called it “seize”. You just gotta be fair to murdering terrorists though, wonder why.

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because Hamas leadership doesn’t live in South Korea?

Daww, you seem pretty upset about unfair treatment of Russian fascists. Why might that be?:)

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Why yes, it is. You just called it “seize”. You just gotta be fair to murdering terrorists though, wonder why.

Lol yet another conspiracy theory? I'm only talking about returning Iranian funds to Iran. Not to Hamas. Those funds have again bren frozen and are not in Iran's position. Despite your claims to the contrary, you've yet to provide a single shred of proof that the funds haven't been frozen.

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Blacklabel

Why didn't they do that with the South Korean bank?

> because Hamas leadership doesn’t live in South Korea?

You are really confused tonight. The money belongs to Iran, not Hamas. No need to post fake comments.

The Iranians cannot even give any of the money to the Hamas from that money. For specific purchases approved by the US.

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As the entire world is concerned that Biden gave Iran billions of dollars like Obama did before him….so the onus of proof to the world is kind of on him that they didn’t, not one me that they did.

as the world sees things Hamas is doing bad things that would require large sums of money they supposedly don’t have cause it’s supposedly “frozen”

did Hamas have a book deal too?

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The money belongs to Iran, not Hamas. 

Who funds Hamas?

Iran. Ding ding!

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No you are just super inconsistent in your positions.

As are you my friend. Seizing money from Oligarchs, people with real political influence, is wrong, but seizing money from Iran isn't. Explain the difference.

As the entire world is concerned that Biden gave Iran billions of dollars like Obama did before him

The entire world or just rightwing idiots? Mate, the vast majority of the world disagrees with you on just about every issue.

so the onus of proof to the world is kind of on him that they didn’t, not one me that they did.

Lol no. You made a claim. The onus is on you to back it up, but you can't. :)

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Iran. Ding ding!

And the money has been frozen. So what are you whining about?

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Iran does not have a bottomless pit of money to give to the Hamas. It has many domestic problems too. Many Iranians do not want to support Hemas.

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The Iranians cannot even give any of the money to the Hamas from that money.

cannot? What system or mechanism prevents them?

not supposed to/told not to? Yep

shouldn’t? Yep

we hope they don’t? Yep

cannot? Oh no, they quite can. Because they can for your specific purchases, right?

Unless you can explain what prevents it, they can.

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Unless you can explain what prevents it, they can.

What a long-winded way to admit they haven't, in fact, given the frozen money to Hamas.

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Those who support the violent oppression of Palestinians blame the violence on those who oppose it.

Their greatest fear was that they may face the same fate as those who supported the violent oppression of Bantus, but only because their arrogance blinded them to the possibility they could face the same fate as those who supported the violent oppression of Jews.

And a country who's population faced those willing to use WMDs on them and kept fighting for their freedom despite the horrors the oppressors brought to bear, who's children grew up visiting the graveyards of their parents friends and family who died in a decade of sacrifice and won, won't surrender to the threat of an oppressor to unleash a torrent of violence and the threat of the use of WMDs against them if they dare to intervene.

There's a Canadian folk song "Harris and the mare" who's message is that even those who abhor the use of violence can find themselves in a situation where failing to use violence is even more abhorrent. Iranians may see this as such a situation.

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French President Macron has told Israel to stop killing Arab women and children in Gaza.

Then if the man were smart he would know that it is Hamas that is making sure that these women and children are close to them where they have no room to leave or move around. For a sadistic, radical Islamic terrorist group that brags about martyrdom, so many of these animals are afraid of death it seems.

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Anonymous

Today 08:45 pm JST

On October 7 Hamas, Iran’s proxy, demonstrated action. Now all we get from them is the word “ceasefire”

Iran proxi?

Perhaps people need to learn the facts and not Israel and USA propaganda!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/hamas-west-bank-palestine-1.7025163

Support for groups like Hamas is actually growing because of Israeli actions, Israeli occupation, Israeli settlers and the slow but sure displacing of Palestinians

More than 700,000 Israelis live on settlements in the West Bank built and supported by the Israeli government, but considered illegal under international law by much of the international community

More than 800 Palestinians have been forcibly displaced by settler violence and increased movement restrictions in the West Bank since Oct. 7, according to the United Nations.

But the failure of that peace to materialize has left support for the PA and its Fatah leadership at an all-time low, seen as weak — even complicit by some — in an Israeli occupation now in its 56th year.

"This will not make us weaker," said Saad Dagher, an agronomist from a neighbouring village who went to school with al Arouri as a child. "On the contrary it makes us, as Palestinians, even stronger."

As of June this year, the Israel Prison Service was holding 4,499 Palestinians in detention on what it defined as "security grounds," according to the human rights organization B'tselem.

Barghouti's husband, Mahmoud, an accountant who works for the PA's department of religious affairs, has been arrested several times before, all but once without being charged.

> He's currently in his 14th month of administrative detention in an Israeli jail, she said. Barghouti believes her son was arrested for supporting the Hamas-linked party that won the student elections at Birzeit University last spring.

Read the full article, this is CBC not some anti-Israeli publication.

This is why there is war, this is why Gaza got Hamas, this is why the insane idea that if Hamas is gone things will change.

This is life in the West Bank!

This is the only life Palestinians know and the only life Israel and the criminal IDF and Mossad give the Palestinians and will continue to give them.

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This is why there is war, this is why Gaza got Hamas, this is why the insane idea that if Hamas is gone things will change.

So you think Hamas is doing a good job now???

This is life in the West Bank!

Hamas squandered so many time the chance to create its own state numerous times.

This is the only life Palestinians know and the only life Israel and the criminal IDF and Mossad give the Palestinians and will continue to give them.

No, if they REALLY wanted to live peacefully next to the Israelis they could have, but they don't want to and Hamas will never, ever live next to a Jewish state, just won't happen.

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No, both of you said the funds are frozen. They are not.

lol But does Iran have those funds? Does Iran have them? The answer is no.

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You said they can’t have the funds, no way, because they are frozen.

which is false. So they can have the funds.

Those funds have again bren frozen 

this you bro?

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The Qatar Iran bank account is under the control of the US and can only be used to purchase certain items. After Oct 7 Blinken said he was freezing the account.

Ding. Ding. Ding. It's almost like you know something right wing extremists don't. Amazing, :)

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Those who support the violent oppression of Palestinians blame the violence on those who oppose it.

How ironic that Raisi is saying:

"Today, the unity of the Islamic countries is very important," he added.

This Iranian "leader" is the Great Oppressor of his own people. He cares less about Arabs in Gaza than Hamas does.

"Gaza is not an arena for words. It should be for action,

Here's the reality. Gaza is an arena for action. Plenty of it. And it will keep going on until Ha,as and its supporters are eliminated.

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bass4funk

Nov. 11 11:29 pm JST

This is why there is war, this is why Gaza got Hamas, this is why the insane idea that if Hamas is gone things will change.

> So you think Hamas is doing a good job now???

> This is life in the West Bank!

> Hamas squandered so many time the chance to create its own state numerous times.

> This is the only life Palestinians know and the only life Israel and the criminal IDF and Mossad give the Palestinians and will continue to give them.

> No if they REALLY wanted to live peacefully next to the Israelis they could have,

You mean like the West Bank did?

Nice job skirting the issue and ignoring everything in the article I linked!

The PA in the west bank did try, but as is clearly evident it didn't work.

Instead of peace, they got suppression, more taking of their land by settlers, more arrests, more killings by settlers and IDF.

but they don't want to and Hamas will never, ever live next to a Jewish state, just won't happen

What you really mean is Israel will never permit a Palestinian state next to Israel unless it is a slave state one under complete control of everything from entering existing, even water is an Israeli weapon as the IDF blows up water storage legally constructed by the West Bank PA and the UN!

You avoided the question you avoided the facts that your claims of living in peace your claims it is Hamas, the Palestinians don't match the facts.

The West Bank and the supposed peace is a failure, Israel made sure of that by depriving them of everything they needed to build a real futur and Hamas has no control no involvement the support now being seen for Hamas in the West Bank is the result of 56 years of Israeli oppression.

When you treat people like animals, don't complain when they turn around and bite you!

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On the question of whether the legitimate government of Iran is able to access its own money in foreign banks or not, the answer is that it depends not on the American government official and unofficial positions, but on the positions of the governments where those banks are located. And as the balance of economic and political power shifts away from Washington and the 'World Bank' towards Beijing and the 'BRI Bank', those government's official and unofficial positions are increasingly fluid.

Whether that money is still officially 'frozen' isn't the relevant question. That the US has had to loosen its hold on Iranian assets both officially and unofficially against its will is what matters.

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On the question of whether the legitimate government of Iran

No one questions if the dictatorship regime of Iran is legitimate.

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It is the first visit to Saudi Arabia by an Iranian head of state since

Isn't the supreme leader the actual head of state? Who has the final say or assent on foreign and defence policy?

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You mean like the West Bank did?

Yes, they don't have Hamas running it and threatening to wipe Israel off the map.

Nice job skirting the issue and ignoring everything in the article I linked!

The PA in the west bank did try, but as is clearly evident it didn't work.

Better than Gaza, by the way, why is it that these corrupt leaders take the money and spend it on everything else more important than rockets and tunnels to attack Israelis?

Instead of peace, they got suppression, more taking of their land by settlers, more arrests, more killings by settlers and IDF. 

Killings? How many kids were beheaded by Hamas, how many women were kidnapped and raped, beaten?

What you really mean is Israel will never permit a Palestinian state next to Israel unless it is a slave state one under complete control of everything from entering existence,

No, I meant, Hamas will never live side by side with the Jews, they want them all dead, remember from the river to the sea. Pretty self-explanatory to me.

even water is an Israeli weapon as the IDF blows up water storage legally constructed by the West Bank PA and the UN!

According to?

You avoided the question you avoided the facts that your claims of living in peace your claims it is Hamas, the Palestinians don't match the facts.

What on earth are you talking about? Calm down, but seriously, look at the damage that Gaza has wrought on the people of Gaza.

The West Bank and the supposed peace is a failure, Israel made sure of that

No, Hamas made sure of that when it called for the destruction of the Jewish state and its people. Start there and then you are making sense, you can never live next to anyone whose charter calls for your death, you kidding me?

When you treat people like animals, don't complain when they turn around and bite you!

And to that point, Hamas is getting bitten and will meet martyrdom very soon.

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Any time I see someone in ‘power’ claiming now is the time for action I’m immediately skeptical.

Generally it means they themselves will do sod all and instead sow seeds to get the lowest all het up and ready for action.

This seems to be universal to all religions and gods.

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Israel is doomed, when you have more non Muslim and non Arab opposition to the bombing of innocence people in Gaza Isrealis Jews could find themselves ban from others countries , almost 300 thousands pro Palestinian march in London today,and the majority were White people,this could be the end of Israel impunity against Palestinian

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bass4funk

Today 01:07 am JST

You mean like the West Bank

What kind of game are you playing?

even water is an Israeli weapon as the IDF blows up water storage legally constructed by the West Bank PA and the UN!

> According to?

Are you serious?

I even commented directly to you with articles on the subject and by Israeli new itself!

But here again! Please try reading something other than what you are told by Netanyahu!

https://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-razes-homes-water-tanks-in-disputed-west-bank-firing-zone/amp/

https://www.972mag.com/idf-destroys-9-water-tanks-in-parched-palestinian-village/

And plenty more if you really cared about Palestinians as you previously claimed!

Instead of peace, they got suppression, more taking of their land by settlers, more arrests, more killings by settlers and IDF.

> Killings? How many kids were beheaded by Hamas, how many women were kidnapped and raped, beaten?

Again you repeat Israel talking points! Killed yes the rest you and others made up and.

But lets see the numbers.

According to the UN and all other independent rights groups, since 2009 to before October 7th this year 6,500 Palestinians have been killed by IDF and settler attacks and over half were women and children, in that same period under 400 Israelis were killed by Palestinians according to the Israeli government.

Now you were saying something about Hamas killings seems the IDF Even before oct 7th has been doing a bang up job murdering women and children Hamas could learn from the IDF on mass killing women and children!

The PA in the west bank did try, but as is clearly evident it didn't work.

> Better than Gaza, by the way, why is it that these corrupt leaders take the money and spend it on everything else more important than rockets and tunnels to attack Israelis?

Again you skirture the issue you still haven't explained about the West Bank. You keep returning to Gaza saying that the guys are government is corrupt spending money on weapons and tunnels but you still haven't explained how come the West Bank hasn't worked!

You want to pretend that the only thing or the only Palestinian people are the ones in Gaza but they aren't. There's also the West Bank and it's a mess because Israel keeps its boot on the neck of the people there.

Hamas the Palestinians in Gaza the Palestinians and the West Bank know that nothing new will happen.

They understand that the future is only one future one with Israel. Slowly but surely taking all the land and pushing them out. This is been the plan all along, Netanyahu wanted Hamas he wanted this war so he could take that land and just a few days after October 7th he already had the government preparing plans to permanently confiscate the land!

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.7015576

An Israeli government document suggesting the mass relocation of Gaza's 2.3 million people to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is fuelling concerns about the possible ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.

> The leaked document, first reported in Israeli media, was compiled by an Israeli government research agency known as the Intelligence Ministry and was dated Oct. 13 —

So again explain to us what is the future of the Palestinians Gaza or the West Bank when Israel will not ever let them have freedom. It is apartheid. It is slavery!

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So again explain to us what is the future of the Palestinians Gaza or the West Bank when Israel will not ever let them have freedom. It is apartheid. It is slavery!

I think you are beginning to understand why Ukraine will resist subjugation and slavery by Russia. Nobody likes to be subjugated and enslaved - not Palestinians, not Ukrainians, not French Canadians.

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RichardPearceToday 12:43 am JST

On the question of whether the legitimate government of Iran is able to access its own money in foreign banks or not, the answer is that it depends not on the American government official and unofficial positions, but on the positions of the governments where those banks are located. And as the balance of economic and political power shifts away from Washington and the 'World Bank' towards Beijing and the 'BRI Bank', those government's official and unofficial positions are increasingly fluid.

The money isn't with the corrupt BRICS yet.

Whether that money is still officially 'frozen' isn't the relevant question. That the US has had to loosen its hold on Iranian assets both officially and unofficially against its will is what matters.

There is no indication the money was released for anything other than release of hostages.

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RichardPearceNov. 11 11:01 pm JST

And a country who's population faced those willing to use WMDs on them and kept fighting for their freedom despite the horrors the oppressors brought to bear, who's children grew up visiting the graveyards of their parents friends and family who died in a decade of sacrifice and won, won't surrender to the threat of an oppressor to unleash a torrent of violence and the threat of the use of WMDs against them if they dare to intervene.

If this nonsense is about Iran: they should have been at peace for these last 50 years. If they think they have a role in foreign wars, let them take the full consequences of that decision. Most of the region sees Iran as spreading nothing but terrorism and death.

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elephant200Nov. 11 06:33 pm JST

Why America not sending troops to attack Iran now? They were sponsoring Hamas in murdering and kidnapping US nationals in Gaza now. I have said Biden is worst than Jimmy Carter in Tehran US embassy crisis, 1979. Hesitation and timid is his worst link.

That eager for a broader war, huh?

B.T.W. America should stop sending provocative flight or sailing in Taiwan strait, that is unhelpful. Save the American hostages first, OK?

Why? So your criminal China can sneak in a holocaust of Taiwanese?

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