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News number: 8710221527

16:18 | 2009-01-11

Foriegn Policy

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Iran Terms UN Resolution on Gaza Late, Weak

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran lashed out at the UN Security Council resolution on Gaza for being late and weak.



In a meeting with the newly-appointed North Korean Ambassador to Iran So Se Pyong, Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki reproached the two-week delay of the UN Security Council for approving a resolution on Gaza and said it is not only a weak one, but also it has disregarded Hamas legal government.

Ignoring the losses imposed on Gaza Strip and reconstruction of the coastal area are among shortcomings of the resolution, he added according to the Iranian students news agency.

Israeli Tanks and warplanes have continued to pound the city of Gaza for the 16th day. The successive offensives of Zionist Regime over the coastal strip have pushed the dead over 879 and left more than 3695 wounded.

He then referred to Iran-North Korea ties and expressed optimism that the level of cooperation would be boosted in all spheres.

He also said Iran has always supported friendly relations between the two countries.

So Se Pyong, for his part, delivered his credentials to Mottaki and said North Korean Foreign Ministry has issued a statement condemning Israel's slaughter of civilians in Gaza and described it as crime against humanity.

He then highlighted dispatching delegations between the two countries and said economic cooperation would flourish economic condition of the both sides.