Iran Urges UNSC to Back Palestine

Iran Urges UNSC to Back Palestine

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign minister of Iran reminded the international community and the United Nations Security Council of their responsibility to support the Palestinian people, warning that the continuation of the Israeli war crimes in Gaza could open new battlefronts in the region.

"The Islamic Republic has placed consistent support for the Palestinian people's liberating struggle and resistance with the aim of complete realization of their human rights, among the substantive principles of its foreign policy," Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said in a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday.

The top Iranian diplomat has traveled to New York to take part in an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly on the issue of Palestine.

Amirabdollahian also repeated Tehran's vehement condemnation of Tel Aviv's ongoing genocide in Gaza, which the occupying regime has brought under a relentless war for the past three weeks.

Silence on the part of some countries as well as support by the United States has emboldened the occupying regime in its deadly attacks against civilians in Gaza and the West Bank, the Iranian minister said, Press TV reported.

He called on the international community, especially the UN Security Council, to take prompt and decisive action and act upon their duty to support the Palestinian people's resistance in the face of Israeli aggression.

"Iran backs whatever political solution that would enable immediate cessation of the (Israeli regime's ongoing) crimes against humanity and genocide in Gaza, continuous transfer of humanitarian aid (to the Palestinian territory), and prevention of Gazans' forced displacement," the foreign minister said.

He then warned that the persistence of the occupying regime's war crimes against Gaza opens the door to every prospect of expansion of the extent of the war and the formation of new fronts against the Zionist regime across the region.

More than 1 million Palestinian children and their parents are living through “pure horror” in the besieged enclave, humanitarian group Save the Children said.

At least 7,326 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

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