Tehran (IP) - Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian wrote a letter to Antonio Gutters, United United Nations Secretary-General to call on countries to stop cooperating with Israel to force it to stop Gaza aggression.

Iran PressIran news: The United Nations should ask all its members to refrain from cooperating with the Zionist regime, Amir-Abdollahian wrote in his letter on Monday amid the Zionist Israeli regime's push for attacking the over-crowded Gazan city of Rafah. 

"The international community should not allow such a massacre to happen. Any military attack on Rafah will now doubt be another stage of the genocide of the Palestinian people by Israel. It is necessary for the UN system to perform its duties at this critical juncture and prevent more widespread crimes against the Palestinians who have taken refuge in Rafah," the top Iranian diplomat said.

"As the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) under the General Assembly warned in its February 14 press release, any military invasion of Rafah would endanger lives of civilians, many of them women and children, and an estimated 600,000 children, who have already been displaced several times and also violates the court order dated January 26, 2024 issued under the Genocide Convention," the Iranian foreign minister added.

He further called for unity among the UN member states in the face of the Israeli aggression, noting that "All governments are legally and morally committed to doing something to stop and prevent the genocide of the Palestinian nation."

"The United Nations must call on all its member states to avoid cooperating with the occupying aggressor regime, otherwise they will be a complicit in committing the most serious international crimes ...," he concluded.

The  Full Text  is as follows: 

19 February 2024


Pursuant to my previous letters concerning the occupying Israeli regime’s genocidal invasion of Gaza strip, I feel obliged to highlight, once more, the responsibility of the United Nations to act swiftly and resolutely in order to stop further massacre of the Palestinian people.

The high number of innocent people killed and wounded as well as the intensity of demolition in Gaza during the past 4 months of incessant attacks on Gaza are visible evidence of a premeditated plot to exterminate a whole nation, including through their forced expulsion out of occupied Palestine. As of 18 February 2024, close to 30,000 Palestinians, majority of them young children and women, are brutally killed while more than 7000 people remain buried under the collapsed buildings and more than 60000 are wounded. The Israeli’s genocidal vengeance has not spared anyone who happen to live in the occupied Palestine, as over 85 journalists and more than 135 UNRWA aid workers are also brutally targeted. 

The occupying regime has combined its indiscriminate military operation with cruel starvation campaign by deliberately depriving Gazans of Food, water, humanitarian aid and other essential resources and making Gaza unlivable in order to force Palestinians out of Gaza. This can hardly be characterized as anything other than ‘genocide’.


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