Iran Urges Muslim Nations to Temporarily Sever Political Relations with Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader calls for ties cut with Israel
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged Muslim states with political connections to Israel to temporarily sever them, as per state media on Sunday. The appeal comes after Khamenei previously called for an Islamic embargo on Israel’s oil and food. “Some Islamic governments have condemned Israeli crimes in assemblies while some have not. This is unacceptable,” Khamenei stated. He reiterated that Islamic governments should focus on isolating Israel from energy and goods, at the least. During a summit in Saudi Arabia, Muslim states did not agree to impose wide-ranging sanctions on Israel, despite Iran’s President’s request. Khamenei made the comments while attending an exhibition showcasing the “latest achievements” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Aerospace Force, including the Fattah 2, a new version of Iran’s first hypersonic missile. Iran unveiled its domestically made hypersonic ballistic missile in June. It claimed that it could bypass even the most advanced anti-ballistic missile systems of the United States and Israel.