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UN Security Council’s inaction has emboldened Israeli regime: Iran

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi (Photo by IRNA)

Iran condemns the United Nations Security Council’s refusal to take the Israeli regime to task over its war crimes and crimes against humanity targeting the Palestinian people.

The Islamic Republic’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi, made the remarks in a statement on Wednesday to a Security Council meeting on “the situation in the Middle East including Question of Palestine.”

The envoy catalogued a litany of the regime’s criminal activities targeting the Palestinians and others in the region over the past year, before lambasting the Council’s inertia concerning Tel Aviv.

“The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory continues to deteriorate, posing a threat to international peace and security,” he said.

The official noted how the regime has slain as many as 341 Palestinians, including 86 children, across the Palestinian territories, adding that the number of the minors, who had perished as a result of the regime’s brutality last year, was the highest since 2014.

“These measures constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, for which the perpetrators of such crimes must be brought to justice,” Takht Ravanchi asserted.

The regime had also razed down 894 Palestinian-owned structures in 2021, which resulted in displacing 1,179 people, he stated.

However, it was “the inaction of the Security Council [that] has emboldened the Israeli regime to continue its crimes against the oppressed people of Palestine,” the envoy stated.

The Security Council must oblige the Israeli regime to put an immediate end to its systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Takht Ravanchi concluded.

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