Iran issues NAM statement, condemning Israeli aggression
The chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement has strongly condemned the Israeli regime’s “organized crimes” against Palestinians, calling for an immediate end to blockade on the Gaza Strip.
In a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) statement, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani who is the incumbent chair of the movement called on all regional and international circles to fulfill their legal duties to quickly end the Gaza blockade and dispatch humanitarian aid to the besieged enclave.
The Israeli blitz on the Gaza Strip over the past few days which has left dozens of Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded “has once again reminded the world of the sad tragedy of the Palestinian nation and flagrant breach of rules and principles of international law by the Zionists [Israelis],” the president noted.
“The recent acts of aggression have created an extremely worrisome and catastrophic situation, and seriously jeopardized regional and international peace and security,” Rouhani said.
He added that the continuation of Israel’s attacks and serious lack of humanitarian aid is feared to lead to a “big humanitarian catastrophe.”
The Iranian president called for an immediate dispatch of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
The NAM head also called for an effective international law mechanism to prosecute and try Zionist criminals.
He expressed disappointment at the UN Security Council’s inability to take urgent action to stop the ongoing onslaught, calling on the world body’s members to immediately fulfill their duties to end the brutal acts.
The death toll from the five days of Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has risen to at least 122. More than 800 people were injured in the latest round of Israeli attacks on Gaza.
NAM is an international organization with 120 members and 17 observer countries and is not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. Nearly two-thirds of the countries of the UN are also NAM members.