Iran calls for immediate halt to Israeli war crimes
Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations has reiterated the country’s call for an immediate end to the Israeli genocidal war on Gaza, termination of all forms of military support to the Tel Aviv regime, and complete cessation of hostilities.
made the plea at a UN General Assembly meeting entitled “Strengthening of
the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United
Nations, including special economic assistance” in New York on Friday.
out that the international community continues to face one of the exceptional
challenges and largest tests in its history of humanitarian emergencies, given
the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
Strip has been beset with the worst siege since 2007, and its humanitarian
situation is getting worse daily. The death toll is rising due to the atrocious
crimes being committed on a daily basis by the Israeli regime against innocent
mosques, churches, schools and other purely civilian infrastructures have not
been immune, with many hundreds of people being brutally slaughtered inside
these places, she said.
Iranian diplomat highlighted that 70% of the victims killed in Israeli strikes
are women and children, and many people have been displaced.
131 staff members of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) have lost their lives as a result
of the Israeli aggression, and the UN agency’s buildings are under deliberate
She went on to
lambast the “disappointing and unacceptable” inaction of the international
community, including the UN and the Security Council, in the face of the
humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
pauses are not the solution for the deteriorating situation in Gaza. In such a
dire situation, sympathy is no longer enough,” the Iranian envoy to the UN
denouncing Israel’s brutality in Gaza, those countries which are staunch
proponents of humanitarian intervention in other countries and have a horrific
record of military interventions in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria,
and Libya among others, embolden the Tel Aviv regime both through their verbal
support and supply of sophisticated weapons, she said.
that all perpetrators of crimes against Palestinians, including those who aid
and abet Israel to commit brutal crimes across Palestinian territories,
particularly especially in Gaza, must be held accountable.
launched the war on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian
resistance movements waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the
occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long campaign of
bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.
aggression has so far killed at least 17,487 Palestinians, most of them women
and children. More than 46,480 people have been wounded as well.
Elsewhere in her
remarks, the senior Iranian diplomat emphasized that all principles and
purposes of the United Nations Charter, notably respect for the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of states, must be strictly observed by all countries as
well as by humanitarian aid organizations, when it comes to the supply of
humanitarian aid in other regions.
She added that
as countries have the primary role and responsibility in responding to their
own humanitarian emergencies, national ownership and leadership in the
coordination of humanitarian assistance must be affirmed to ensure its
humanitarian crises or emergencies, especially those that have been advertently
created under a specific and hidden political agenda, must not lead to any
foreign intervention, including under the pretext of the responsibility to
protect,” Ershadi underlined.