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News number: 8710231408

15:40 | 2009-01-12

Foriegn Policy

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Tehran Mayor Calls for Emergency Session of Mayors for Peace

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf sent a letter to Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba calling for an emergency session of the Conference of Mayors for Peace over the crisis in the Gaza Strip.

Mayors for Peace is an organization of cities from around the world that has formally expressed support for a program intended to promote the Solidarity of Cities toward the Total Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.

Tadatoshi Akiba is currently the president of the conference.

In his letter, Qalibaf condemned Israel's criminal acts against the people of Gaza, Tehran Times reported.

By resorting to repressive measures, the Zionist regime has created numerous "tragedies" involving "innocent women and children" since its establishment, he wrote.

For instance, the world has recently witnessed how a UN school where hundreds of civilians were sheltering from the continuing Israeli offensive was struck by Israeli tank shells, he added.

Qalibaf urged Akiba to denounce Israel, take a stance on such crimes, which threaten the peace in the Middle East, and attempt to inform people throughout the world of the "depth of the Zionist regime's anti-human actions."

He also asked Akiba to call an emergency session of the Conference of Mayors and said Tehran is ready to host the meeting.