Iran’s parliament lauds Turkish PM’s walkout over Gaza

By Xinhua,

TEHRAN : Iran’s Majlis (parliament) on Sunday lauded Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his outburst with Israel over its massive onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

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The parliament praised in a statement the bravery act by Erdogan “in defending the rights of the oppressed people in the Gaza Strip and uncovering of the Zionists crimes against the Palestinian nation,” the official IRNA news agency reported.

Meanwhile, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani also expressed his gratitude towards “the zealous stand taken by the Turkish premier,” who stormed out of a debate on the Gaza situation on Thursday at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Erdogan walked out of the forum saying Israel had committed “barbarian acts” during the recent three-week unprecedented war on Gaza, which killed over 1,300 Palestinians and wounded over 5,500 others.

On Saturday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters that Erdogan’s outburst in Davos “was a genuine expression of the heartfelt feelings of both the Turkish people and other nations worldwide.”

Ahmadinejad characterized Erdogan as a “human being who feels deeply for human dignity and justice,” and unveiled the fake mask of those claiming fight against terrorism but slaughtering a large number of innocent Palestinian children in the unequal and unfair battle.