Iran, Cuba urge global coalition to aid Palestinians amid Israeli genocidal war
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi met his Cuban counterpart Miguel Díaz-Canel on Monday in Tehran, as the two nations called for forming a coalition to support the oppressed Palestinian people amid Israel’s genocidal war.
The Iranian president slammed the deafening silence of the international community on the Israeli genocide in Gaza, saying no international organization is trying to stop the Israeli killing machine.
“Regrettably, the United States and the West are supporting these heartbreaking crimes,” Raeisi said, slamming those who claim to defend human rights for backing Israel’s crimes against humanity.
He expressed regret over the inefficiency of the international systems which have failed to stop the “war machine that the US has provided to the Zionist regime.”
“The United Nations, the Security Council, the Arab League and other global bodies have lost their efficiency,” the Iranian president said.
He stressed the need to end the current unfair international system and form a fair global system that supports the oppressed people and prevents oppression.
Raeisi said Iranians and all nations are saddened that the enemies are attacking the Palestinian people, who want to defend their homeland and lives.
Israel waged the war on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group conducted Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.
Since the start of the offensive, the Israeli regime has killed at least 15,523 Palestinians, mostly women and children, injured 41,316 others, and left vast swathes of Gaza in ruins.
It has also imposed a “complete siege” on Gaza, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to more than two million Palestinians living there.
Cuba calls for immediate ceasefire, formation of Palestinian state: Díaz-Canel
Díaz-Canel, for his part, said Cuba slams Israel’s killing of thousands of Palestinian people and calls for the immediate establishment of a ceasefire in Gaza which would prepare the ground for the formation of an independent Palestinian state.
He added that Iran and Cuba call for international efforts to condemn Israel’s acts of genocide against the Palestinian people.
The Cuban president lashed out at the US for interfering in Iran’s internal affairs, saying that Havana defends Tehran’s legitimate right to determine its own fate.