Iran ready to send aid to Gaza
The Islamic Republic is prepared to send further humanitarian supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, Head of Iran's Red Crescent Society Abolhassan Faqih said, Press TV reported.
In a letter to the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Faqih urged the Islamic body to take necessary measures to facilitate the passage of international aid to the impoverished coastal enclave.
He condemned the nearly four-year Israeli blockade of Gaza, which has resulted in the shortage of food and medicine.
Earlier, Israel prevented an Iranian aid ship from reaching the besieged Palestinian territory.
Faqih also praised the new Egyptian government over the reopening of the Rafah border crossing after nearly four years.
Hosni Mubarak, had refused to open the Rafah crossing since June 2007 despite its full sovereignty over the area.