Iran’s Foreign Minister about situation in Palestine in UN

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


I wish to draw your attention to the ongoing tragic situation in the Gaza Strip in Palestine. In the past several days, the said region has been yet again witnessing bloody actions and atrocious crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Zionist occupying forces, resulting in the death and injury of hundreds of Palestinians. Exploiting the silence of the international community, and at the absence of appropriate actions by the relevant international fora in discharging their humanitarian and legal responsibilities with regard to the maintenance of the security of nations and safeguarding their rights, the Zionist regime is once again committing abhorrent crimes against the Palestinians, in full contempt for the most basic principles of human rights and other well-recognized international norms and regulations.

After a long period of military aggression, all-out blockades, perpetration of brutal crimes and applying unabated political and economic pressures against the innocent Palestinians- particularly the people in the Gaza Strip, the Zionist regime has now put on its agenda the daily massacre of defenseless women, children and men in the said occupied territories, before the eyes of the civilized world.

The question arises for the nations across the globe as to why the Zionist regime, with its atrocious massacre of the Palestinian people and with its relentless pursuit of state- terrorism, has been allowed to continue to be a member of the United Nations. As Your Excellency are well aware, the said regime is the only member of the United Nations whose membership has been conditional, and it has not fulfilled any of its commitments.

There is no doubt that the continuation of this genocide and actual holocaust will bring about dangerous ramifications for the peace, stability, tranquility and security of the volatile region of the Middle East and the whole world at large.

On behalf of the Iranian Government and people, and while condemning such Israeli crimes and warning on the possibility of the occurrence of a grave humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip, I wish to request Your Excellency, as the Secretary General of the United Nations and in line with the legal and humanitarian responsibilities bestowed upon you, to take all necessary measures in order to stop the inhumane actions of the Zionist regime, and to help alleviate the sufferings of the Palestinian people.

Manouchehr Mottaki
Foreign Minister of
the Islamic Republic of Iran
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General
United Nations, New York


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