Iran FM calls for global effort to rein in Israeli regime

Iran FM calls for global effort to rein in Israeli regime
Thu Jul 10, 2014 19:48:57

Iran’s top diplomat has called for action to cease the brutal onslaught by the Israeli regime against the Palestinian population in formal letters to the heads of the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Arab League.

“I request Your Excellency to make efforts – in line with your legal and humane obligations – for preventing the Zionist regime’s aggressive actions and the carnage of the oppressed Palestinian people,” Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a letter on Thursday.

The letter is addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi and OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani.

“Doubtlessly, an explicit condemnation of the Zionist regime’s crimes against Palestinian regions and preventing the continuation of strikes by this regime are responsibilities assigned to all regional and international bodies and assemblies,” Zarif stated.

The Iranian foreign minister warned that the Israeli regime’s continuing attacks on the Gaza Strip have created a “very worrying and appalling situation.”

Zarif said the persistence of the Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians “will result in a massive human tragedy and will definitely pose serious threat to peace and security in the region.”  

The Israeli forces have been pounding the besieged Gaza Strip for three consecutive days, killing at least 80 people and injuring nearly 500 others.

Violence against Palestinians has intensified over the past month. A Palestinian teenager was abducted and burned alive by Zionist settlers in East al-Quds after the bodies of three missing settlers were discovered in the West Bank. Many more Palestinians were arrested, injured and killed when Israeli forces waged a massive crackdown on Palestinian residents in occupied territories.

While Tel Aviv blamed resistance movement Hamas for the death of the settlers, the group totally rejected any involvement in their fate.

The Israeli regime has imposed a brutal blockaded of the Gaza Strip since June 2007.

The blockade has caused a decline in the standards of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.


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