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News number: 8710251554

16:58 | 2009-01-14

Foriegn Policy

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MP Blasts OIC Performance on Gaza

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian lawmaker described as disappointing the performance of the Organization of Islamic Conference regarding the ongoing human disaster in Gaza.

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said the fact that OIC bureau is located in Saudi Arabia which follows bad stances regarding Palestine is among factors of the OIC's weak action.

Saudi Arabian negative and passive standpoint on Gaza issue has overshadowed that of Islamic countries thus other Arab leaders move behind this country, he said.

The indifference of Arab and Islamic countries' leaders over the subject of Palestine has caused a huge movement in the international community and inflamed the public opinion, he said adding even the symbolic action of a rabbi who set fire on his Israeli passport reveals that the world's public opinion does not go with Zionist regime's military and political measures.

Also regarding the influence of consultations by the troika delegation of Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), Boroujerdi said the consultations did work and the present gathering of over 20 countries in Turkey to discuss Gaza issue is the outcome of the troika measures.

The move taken by the APA troika delegation comprising of Iran, Syria and Indonesia's Parliament Speakers and the measures of Iran's President have decreased the indifference of Arab and Islamic countries' leaders over Gaza issue, Boroujerdi noted.

Israeli slaughter of Palestinian women and children is deemed to be the basic element of its failure in Gaza, Tel Aviv has failed to destroy Hamas and make up for its lost forces during 33-day war with Lebanon, he continued.

Opening border crossings with Gaza and providing needs of Palestinians, return of the displaced Palestinians to the 1967 borders are among the issues which are in priority comparing to other discussed suggestions for ceasefire, Boroujerdi said.

Israel despite possessing the most advanced war weapons has failed to achieve its goals after 18 days whereas the US has sent unconventional weapons including phosphorus and cluster bombs to Israel.

Iran has managed to win Egypt's acceptance for sending Iranian aids through air and sea, he added.

The parliament member then pointed to Iran's stance on Gaza and said Iran according to its constitutions regards support for Palestinians as a duty and stands behind Palestinian Islamic resistance.

Israeli air and ground attacks over Gaza Strip have taken the number of dead to some 930 and left nearly 4280 injured.

The regime has also ignored requests across the world including the UN resolution 1860 for terminating clashes in Gaza.

Also people in a large number of countries including Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, England, US, Malaysia, Yemen, Mauritania, Iraq, Jordan, Australia and Indonesia have held demonstrations denouncing Israeli assaults against Gaza.