News ID: 90278
Publish Date : 16 May 2021 - 21:46
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – The Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights said Sunday ambiguous positions adopted by international bodies, including the United Nations, on the ongoing massacre of Palestinians by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip are aimed at legitimizing Tel Aviv’s crimes and encourage their repetition by the occupying regime.
In a letter to UN Secretary General of Antonio Guterres, the council called for serious action to stop the Zionist regime’s crimes against the people of Palestine.
"Inviting both parties to the conflict without any condemnation for the child-killing, occupying regime or any reference to the right of legitimate self-defense against a regime, whose very presence in the Palestinian territories is based on usurpation and occupation, can not only be considered as a step toward legitimizing the crimes of the Zionist regime in Palestine, but also a clear, systematic violation of the right of nations to self-determination,” it said.
The Iranian rights council noted that the UN’s call for restraint on the part of the parties to "an unfair conflict,” while the Palestinians’ elementary defensive actions are in no way comparable with the crimes of the armed-to-the-teeth Israeli regime, amounts to "supporting the occupier, consolidating the occupation, continuing aggression and assisting in aggression.”
It emphasized the constant breach of the basic rights of the Palestinians in the form of acts of aggression by the Zionist regime, including the intensification of genocidal operations, racism, Judaization, illegal settlement construction, forceful eviction of Palestinians from their land, racial cleansing and attacks on the Bab al-Amoud and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhoods of the occupied East Jerusalem Al-Quds.
The criminal Zionists are intensifying their attacks on a daily basis amid an apparently deliberate inaction of international circles and many countries who claim to defend human rights, the letter said.
It added that silence and inaction of world bodies on such blatant Israeli crimes and the issuance of ambiguous statements, which aim to legitimize the Zionist regime’s behavior, are grounds for Israel’s crimes.
Directly addressing the UN chief, the council said, "While strongly condemning the savage crimes of the Quds-occupying regime and indifference or implied consent of some countries and international bodies toward these crimes ... the Islamic Republic of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights persistently requires you, as the highest ranking UN official, to use all the existing capacities in line with your missions and duties,

to stop these crimes and bring to justice those who are behind them.”
Stressing that the UN secretary general should "recognize the status quo as a situation resulting from the violation of jus cogens and compelling rules of the international law,” the Iranian rights council suggested that the United Nations set up a commission of inquiry or launch a fact-finding mission and use all in its power, including Article 99 of the UN Charter, to draw the attention of the Security Council to this gross violation of human rights.
denounced Israel’s barbarism and massacre of the defenseless Palestinian people, urging Muslim countries and international organizations to bring an immediate halt to the Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities.
"The Palestinian issue is still the most important and most vivid common issue for the Muslim Ummah and it is a necessity to counter these crimes and put an immediate end to the brutal attacks and the killing of the oppressed and defenseless people,” Rouhani said in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
He said Iran and Turkey, as two important and influential countries in the region, should improve cooperation and make collective efforts to utilize the capacity of international bodies such as the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to confront the Zionist regime’s crimes and acts of aggression.

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