Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Iranian MPs tell UN to halt Gaza Onslaught

From PressTV:

The Iranian parliament has urged the United Nations to make efforts to halt the atrocities Israel is committing against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi conveyed the message of the Iranian lawmakers to Knut Ostby, the new UN Resident Coordinator in Iran, in Tehran on Tuesday.

In their message, the Iranian parliamentarians stated that the Israeli military attack on the Gaza Strip, which has killed over 380 Palestinians and injured about 1,800 others, is a clear act of genocide.

The MPs urged UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to implement the provisions of the UN Security Council and to set up a special tribunal to try the Israeli war criminals who have committed the genocide, IRNA reported.

Ostby expressed regret over the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and described the measures taken by the UN to halt the Israeli invasion.

The UN secretary general has strongly condemned the Israeli attack on the Palestinian people and has urged Israel to stop the onslaught, he explained.

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