“Good exchange of perspectives with President @raisi_com of Iran on the difficult situation in West Asia and the Israel-Hamas conflict. Terrorist incidents, violence and loss of civilian lives are serious concerns. ”Preventing escalation, ensuring continued humanitarian aid and early restoration of peace and stability are important. Welcomed the progress in our bilateral cooperation, including on the Chabahar port,” the Prime Minister said on X.
“The Prime Minister expressed deep concern at the terrorist incidents, violence and loss of civilian lives. He reiterated India’s longstanding and consistent position on the Israel-Palestine issue,” it said. President Raisi shared his assessment of the situation, it added.
The two leaders also reviewed and positively assessed progress in multifaceted bilateral cooperation. Modi and Raisi welcomed the focus and priority accorded to the Chabahar Port in Iran for improving regional connectivity.
Both sides agreed to remain in touch given their shared interest in regional peace, security and stability, the statement said. Modi has also spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi since the outbreak of the conflict.
The Israel-Hamas conflict erupted on October 7 when Hamas militants stormed into Israel from Gaza and killed more than 1,400 people and took some 240 others hostage. Israel responded with a campaign of blistering airstrikes, followed by a ground attack, according to media reports. The reports have quoted the Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza as saying that the Palestinian death toll in the conflict has surpassed 10,000.