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Israel will never be able to wipe out Hamas, says Iranian foreign minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said that Israel and the US will never be able to eliminate Hamas.

Speaking at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Amirabdollahian said the only way Israel would be able to secure the release of the captives held by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups is through a political negotiation.

The foreign minister added that Israel's military assault on the enclave must stop and humanitarian aid must be allowed to flow into Gaza.

"All the ministers agree that the strikes by the criminal Israeli regime and the genocide it is committing have to stop immediately," Amirabdollahian said.

"The Rafah border crossing has to be open, humanitarian aid has to reach every part of Gaza and the forced displacement of the people of Gaza must stop."