Iran denies engagement in Israeli-Palestinian war
Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations has issued a statement, saying that the ongoing Palestinian operation against the Israeli regime is the result of decades of the regime’s occupation and aggression, and denies claims that the Islamic Republic is involved in Palestinian retaliations.
is as follows:
the Islamic Republic of Iran Regarding the Ongoing Situation in Occupied
situation in occupied Palestine is the result of the longstanding denial of the
Palestinian people’s legitimate right to self-determination, the ongoing
Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people and their land, the
continued desecration of Muslim holy sites, including al-Aqsa Mosque, and the
continued terrorism of the Israeli regime.
years, the Palestinian people have been victims of the Israeli regime's
unrelenting aggression, violence, racial discrimination, and apartheid
policies. The occupation of their land continues with blockading cities, the
destruction and confiscation of property and farmlands, and the forced
evacuation of people from their homes. Such ongoing atrocities represent a
clear violation of international humanitarian law and established principles
and norms of human rights.
occupation and its brutal atrocities are the only reality that generations of
Palestinians have grown up with. Israel's flagrant violations of peremptory
norms of international law, including the unequivocal prohibition of acquiring
territory through force, the inherent right to self-determination, and the
prohibition on racial discrimination and apartheid, stand as blatant evidence
of such occupation.
the international community has yet to respond adequately or hold those
responsible for these grave and serious violations accountable. The absence of
accountability and the unsettling silence of the UN bodies, in particular, the
Security Council has allowed decades-old UN resolutions to remain mere words on
paper. At the same time, we continue to bear witness the ever more horrifying
atrocities perpetrated against the Palestinian people by the Israeli regime.
recognizing the inherent right of self-defense for all Palestinians under
international law, the Islamic Republic of Iran remains steadfast in its belief
that the question of Palestine can only be resolved by ending the occupation,
recognizing the inalienable rights of self- determination of the Palestinian
people and through holding a national referendum with the participation of all
Palestinian people, which requires the full restoration and protection of these
rights, leading to the establishment of Palestinian sovereignty over entire
Republic of Iran stands firmly behind the aspirations of the Palestinian people
and supports the efforts of resistance groups and oppressed Palestinians in
their unwavering pursuit of their inherent and indisputable rights against
occupation and aggression. This support is fully consistent with international
law and the UN Charter, including the principle of the right to
self-determination. This will be Iran’s principled position until the
decisions and measures taken by Palestine's resistance are firmly rooted in the
fundamental principle of self-determination, representing a completely
legitimate response to seven decades of oppressive occupation and the numerous
atrocities committed by the Israeli regime. Iran unwaveringly stands in
solidarity with Palestine; however, it is important to note that Iran is not involved
in Palestine's response, as these actions are solely determined by the
Palestinians themselves. Palestinians have the freedom to make choices that
they believe serve their best interests and to exercise their own judgment in
determining their course of action.
regime, on the other hand, is currently engaged in an indefinite and
belligerent occupation, driven by annexationist intentions, which blatantly
violates the Palestinian people's right to self-determination. This egregious
violation of international law carries significant repercussions and
necessitates that the international community and United Nations member states
assume responsibility and act decisively to terminate this illegal occupation.
Mere sympathy is no longer adequate.
States must forsake their double standards. If these States genuinely wish to
uphold their professed commitment to aiding victims in conflicts, then their
assistance must unequivocally prioritize the actual victims rather than those
perpetrating aggression, as is the case in other conflicts. Rather than
extending assistance to the aggressor, support should be channeled towards the
genuine victims in Palestine—a nation that has endured a staggering 75 years of
invasion, occupation, and dispossession.