Iranian Deputy FM Calls Israel Worst Violator of Human Rights

04 August 2014 | 16:40 Code : 1936723 Latest Headlines

(FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi strongly condemned the Israeli attacks on the defenseless Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said Tel Aviv is the worst violator of Human Rights in the world.

"The only violator of Human Rights and conventions on women's and children's rights is the Zionist regime because it does not believe in them and the westerners also say that whatever this regime does is correct," Qashqavi said 

He noted that according to the definitions presented by the international law and Article 4 of the Geneva Convention, the responsibility for the welfare of those living in an occupied land falls on the occupying force; thus the Quds Occupying Regime will be fully responsible for any incident in Gaza and this will be true as along as Gaza is occupied.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister pointed to Human Rights violations by the Israeli regime, and said, "The United Nations has issued 232 international resolutions against Israel, UN Human Rights Council has also issued 35 resolutions and 5 international reports have also been released on the (law-breaking) behavior of the occupying regime while the West says that these resolutions should not be applied to Israel and the Quds occupying regime is the only exception to the Western conventions and the international law."

Qashqavi reiterated that Israel is the only redline of the West in dealing with the violation of Human Rights and conventions on Women's and Children's Rights, and said, "Israel has never held faith in Human Rights and International Conventions and the West still takes side with Tel Aviv."

The Iranian deputy foreign minister said the Gaza war is said to last long because of a lack of international pressure on (Israeli prime minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.

"While Israel has the Iron Dome, the West allows that regime to massacre (the Palestinians)," he stated.

Meantime, Qashqavi renewed Iran's support for the Palestinian nation, and said, "Supporting Palestine ... is among the main principles of Iran's foreign policy."

Last month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei strongly condemned the recent Israeli attacks on the Palestinians, and underlined that Palestinians should continue their armed struggle against Tel Aviv.

"The armed resistance by the Palestinians is the only way to confront Israel," Ayatollah Khamenei said addressing a group of Iranian university students in Tehran.

The Iranian Supreme Leader noted that criminal acts of wolfish, child-killer Zionist regime in Gaza have revealed its true nature, and said, "Only way to solve this problem is full annihilation and destruction of the Zionist regime.

He noted that as founder of the Islamic Republic late Imam Khomeini used to say "Israel must be annihilated", but of course the annihilation of Israel, as a true way to resolve the problem, does not mean that the Jews in the region should be evacuated, as for conducting this logical approach there is a practical way that the Islamic Republic has proposed to the international society.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that in accordance with Iran's proposal, which is a favorable method for the world nations, the people who live there and comprise the true natives of that land should in a referendum announce the preferred political system, adding, "In this way the usurper and forged regime will be practically annihilated."

"It would be wrong for anyone to assume that if the Gaza missiles had not existed, the Zionist regime would have come to terms with the Palestinians," Iran's Supreme Leader said.

He further noted that in the West Bank where the people's only weapon are little stones Israel both kills and humiliates the Palestinian people.

Ayatollah Khamenei said that based on such realities "we believe the West Bank, too, should be armed just like Gaza and those who are interested in the fate of the Palestinians must work in this respect so that the pains and miseries of the Palestinian people will be decreased due to their mighty hands and the weakness of the Zionist enemy."

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