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News number: 8710291335

15:17 | 2009-01-18

Foriegn Policy

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MP Criticizes Egypt, S. Arabia, Jordan for Stands on Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Iran-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group Hassan Ghafourifard criticized leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia for their stands regarding the Israeli crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Speaking to the Islamic republic news agency, the MP said leaders of the three Arab nations had not a proper performance vis-à-vis the Israeli onslaught on the besieged area.

Three weeks of Zionist regime's savage attacks on Gaza left more than 1,100 killed and injured over 5,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children.
The Zionist regime announced a unilateral ceasefire late Saturday.

"Once a pioneer of fighting against the Zionist regime in Jamal Abdel Nasser era, Egypt was expected to, at least, keep ways open for sending humanitarian aid to Gaza, instead of assisting Israel to complete its blockade of the area," Ghafourifard said.

Died in 1970, Nasser was a pivotal figure in the recent history of the Middle East and described as the first leader of an Arab nation who challenged the Western dominance over the region.

Referring to the absence of leaders of Egypt and Saudi Arabia at the Qatar summit on Gaza, newly-ended in Doha, the MP said, "If leaders of Cairo and Riyadh were also present in the conference, it could be held with more power and strength."

As for the silence of the United Nations and other international forums vis-à-vis the Gaza massacre, Ghafourifard said their silence indicated their support for the Zionist regime.

"The UN has adopted a symbolic resolution with no practical effect," said the MP.

He argued that Israel's failure to achieve its military goals in Gaza after 22 days of savage attacks on the besieged area, has only indicated Tel Aviv's defeat in its war against the defenseless people of Gaza.