MNA – Iran’s Ambassador to United Nations said Tue. that the occupation of Palestinian territories by the Israeli regime, emboldened by Trump’s administration, is the core of all current crises in the Middle East.
Iran’s Ambassador and DPR of the Permanent Mission of Iran to UN, Es’hagh Al-e-Habib, delivered a speech at an open debate on Middle East and Palestinian issue in the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
At the beginning of his speech, Al-e-Habib stressed that the occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel is the core of all current crises in the Middle East and any attempt to justify it is a deviation from the truth.
Iran’s representative said that the Israeli authorities, emboldened by the support of the new United States Administration, were questioning and challenging the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people to their homelands more than ever before.
The latest brutal crackdown had been carried out to prevent Palestinian worshippers from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque, he said.
“Additionally, Israel’s fast‑growing illegal settlements constituted not only a grave breach of the fourth Geneva Convention, but also a war crime,” he said, adding that Israel’s conduct throughout the years shows that the regime has never sought peace, and its participation in talks is merely to buy time and continue its aggressive policies.
Al-e-Habib emphasized that world Powers, especially the United States, were undermining the counter-terrorism efforts they claimed to champion, while bombing Syria and Yemen and preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid at the same time.
He concluded his speech by congratulating Iraqi government and nation on the liberation of Mosul from ISIL terrorists, saying the victory has promoted the spirit of terror-fighting not only in Iraq but across the whole region.