Iran’s IRGC Commander-in-Chief Hossein Salami discussed the possibility of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, accusing the US of preventing it. Iran seeks to exploit the US role in the Middle East amid talk of a ceasefire and hostages being released. The BRICS summit was also mentioned in relation to the ceasefire, with no details provided. Saudi Arabia called for a Palestinian state and an end to arms exports to Israel. The UAE also renewed calls for a ceasefire. Iran’s President condemned the US for supporting Israel and urged BRICS member states to stop the Gaza conflict. Most regional media is focused on the need for a ceasefire and criticizing Israeli actions, while ignoring the release of hostages by Hamas and the crimes of Hamas. The increasing engagement of Arab countries with forums like BRICS and discussions with China, Russia, and South Africa indicates that they are not openly meeting with the US or coordinating with the West.