Caretaker of Iran’s Permanent Mission to the UN Hossein Dehqani condemned the Zionist regime’s cruel behavior towards the Palestinians in Gaza, and called on the international community not to leave the Tel Aviv crimes unanswered.
Dehqani, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), made the remarks, addressing a UN Security Council’s open discussion on ‘Children and Armed Wars’ in New York on Monday.
He underlined that despite international efforts, children are still the main victims of the wars and armed conflicts, and said, “Based on the UN statistics, during the recent aggression of the Israeli regime against Gaza, at least 501 children have been killed and 3,000 others injured and at least 37,300 children have witnessed such a brutal aggression and at present are in dire need of psychological treatments.”
“Using this opportunity, the NAM members ask the international community to punish those behind these crimes and the violators of the international human rights during the recent Israeli regime’s military operations against Gaza, end the Zionist regime’s immunity and administer justice for the victims,” he added.
In relevant remarks in August, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said the Israeli regime needed to be given a major punishment by the world nations so that it would not continue or repeat its barbaric crimes against the Palestinians.
“The usurper Zionist regime should be punished (for its crimes in Gaza),” Brigadier General Dehqan said, addressing Iranian commanders in Tehran.
The Iranian defense minister noted that Israel’s savage actions showed the regime’s destitute and meantime indicated that “the political life of this bloodsucking regime is nearing its end”.
“Today the human society is standing at a strategic decision-making juncture and it has to show that humans, humanity and human life as well as protecting human values are still important,” General Dehqan stated.
The Iranian defense minister pointed to the merciless crimes of the Israeli regime against the people of Gaza, and said, “The Zionist regime’s crimes in Gaza showed that the international legal institutes that are trying to protect peace and establish security not only keep mum about inhumane crimes and manslaughter where the interests of the global arrogance forces them to do so, but also support and take side with criminals.”