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India's FM Says India Can Serve as Mediator on Ukraine, Gaza

March 28, 2024 (EIRNS)—Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said India could serve as a mediator and carrier of messages between conflicting parties in both the Ukraine and Gaza conflicts. “We are a country which can openly speak with the Russians about this [Ukrainian] problem, its various aspects. You know, other countries used us to convey messages. And, by the way, to convey such messages concerning the conflict between Gaza and Israel,” the NDTV quoted him as saying when talking to representatives of Malaysia’s Indian community in Kuala Lumpur. “From the very beginning, we have been sticking to the position that this conflict cannot be resolved on the battlefield,” he stressed.

While he condemned Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, as terrorism, he added: “On the other hand, you know, no one can approve of the deaths of innocent civilians. The core of this problem is Palestinians’ rights and the fact that they were denied their homeland.”

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