Al-Sudani to Spanish, Russian officeholders: Palestinians no longer trust the international community

Al-Sudani to Spanish, Russian officeholders: Palestinians no longer trust the international community

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani met separately with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov on the sidelines of the Cairo Peace Summit on Saturday.

During a meeting with his Spanish counterpart, the Iraqi prime minister shed light on the current events in Gaza and the deteriorating humanitarian conditions due to the continuous Israeli aggression, which have resulted in civilian casualties and property damage.

The acts of the Palestinian people are a logical reaction to years of blockade, oppression, and aggression, Prime Minister al-Sudani emphasized, reiterating Iraq’s condemnation of the seriousness of the current bloodshed in Gaza.

He stated that the Palestinians lack trust in international institutions that have failed to intervene in violations of international laws and resolutions.

The two leaders emphasized the urgent need to establish a corridor for humanitarian aid into the besieged Gaza Strip.

Sanchez expressed his gratitude for Iraq’s efforts to address the crisis and called for continued dialogue among all parties to achieve peace.

Spain expressed readiness to support Baghdad’s initiative to establish a ceasefire and lift the blockade on Gaza after almost a decade.

During a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Prime Minister al-Sudani emphasized the need for collective efforts to halt the oppressive war being waged by Israeli forces. The conflict has resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and widespread destruction of homes and infrastructure. The Prime Minister highlighted that Iraq’s initiative could help stop the fighting and open corridors for urgent aid transportation to the besieged people of Gaza.

Mikhail Bogdanov brought greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin and expressed Russia’s views on ending the war and alleviating the suffering of the local population.