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News number: 8808231474

17:47 | 2009-11-14

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Iran Calls for UN Serious Action to Protect Palestinians

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran called on the UN to take serious action to protect the oppressed Palestinian people against Israeli attacks and invasions.



Speaking in a UN Security Council session on "protection of civilians in armed conflicts", Iran's Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaee pointed to Israel's three-week savage attack over Gaza Strip as well as its assault on Lebanon in summer 2006 and said these attacks clearly violate international law and particularly Fourth Geneva Convention.

He reiterated that Zionist regime should be responsible for these crimes and added such crimes can be stopped in future if those who violate civilians' rights would be dealt with seriously.

"A serious question has remained that why different probe teams including the UN fact-finding group led by Richard Goldstone confirmed Zionist regime's crimes against Gaza's civilians; the UN Security Council still avoids a serious measure on the issue."

He continued, "Why those countries holding veto power allow the aggressor to transcend the law and not to be responsible for violating international rules and regulations."

The UN Security Council session was led by Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger to discuss international measures on protection of civilians in armed conflicts. The session also passed a resolution.

Khazaee also pointed out to the remarks that had been made by Israeli envoy in Security Council meeting who claimed that Franco St. Johns ship which carried weapons for Syria and Lebanon's Hezbollah had departed from Iran and said these allegations seek diverting the world's public opinion from slaughter of thousands of innocent women and children by Zionist regime."