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News number: 8711061520

16:44 | 2009-01-25

Foriegn Policy

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Iran Urges UN Probe into Israel's Use of Phosphorous Bombs in Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran urged the United Nations to launch an investigation into the Israeli regime's use of phosphorous bombs in the war against Palestinian people in Gaza.



Israel targeted the impoverished region of Gaza with phosphorous bombs as resistance fighters prevented the Zionist troops from advancing.

Phosphorus bombs are extremely deadly weapons which cause fire on the ground and serious burns on the skin and in the lungs when inhaled. Exposure to white phosphorus can cause liver, kidney and bone damage and can possibly lead to death.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei in a speech at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday night said the crimes that Israel committed against Gazans are samples of war crimes.

He urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate about Israeli crimes and help try war criminals.

Iran wants UN to use its power to make Israel pull out its troops from Gaza, open all the passages and facilitate aid deliveries to the war-torn area, Khazaei said.

Israel's 22-day war against Palestinians in Gaza left more than 1,400 Palestinians dead and some 5,500 others wounded.