Blinken calls Abbas to offer condolences for Gaza hospital deaths

Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State

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# 18 October 2023 12:24 (UTC +04:00)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, the US Department of State spokesman Matthew Miller said, APA reports.

He called to offer condolences over a deadly blast at a Gaza hospital and voice support for Palestinians' "legitimate aspirations.”

Blinken, who was in Amman on a regional tour, spoke by telephone with Abbas "to express profound condolences for the civilian lives lost in the explosion" at the Ahli Arab Hospital.