Iranian FM: Israel Using US Weapons to Attack Innocent Palestinians
- July, 12, 2014 - 16:16
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Zionist regime of Israel is using weapons provided by the US to attack innocent people in the Gaza Strip.
“We know that all the weapons that are used by Israel in order to attack civilians in Gaza have been provided by the United States,” Zarif said in an interview with NBC’S Meet that Press on Friday.
He went on to say that the US has not taken any action to condemn the Israeli onslaught or to use the Security Council in order to put an end to the killing of innocent people, he added.
He also called for an end to the Israeli regime’s airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, saying “We call for an immediate end to all of these activities.”
Asked if he condemns Hamas for launching rockets into Israel, Zarif said, “We do not condemn people who are defending themselves.”
“We believe that actions that are putting civilians in jeopardy in Gaza, that have placed restrictions on civilians to get access to medicine, to food and that have tried to starve the civilians in Gaza, need to be vehemently condemned by the international community,” he added.
Israel has launched a new wave of airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip after tensions raged between Palestinians and Israelis following the burning alive of a Palestinian teen in East al-Quds by Zionist settlers.
The death toll from Israel's bombardment of Gaza has increased to over 120 since Tuesday. More than 900 Palestinians have also been injured in the attacks.