Iran Criticizes UN Security Council for Failing to Call for Ceasefire in Gaza Strip

In a UN General Assembly meeting on Monday, Iran's Permanent Ambassador to the UN, Amir Saeed Iravani, voiced strong criticism against the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for its failure to demand a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. He specifically referred to a recently-approved resolution on the Israeli regime's genocidal war against the besieged territory.

Iran (IMNA) - The resolution, passed in mid-November, only called for "extended humanitarian pauses" in Gaza. It was prepared by Malta and received 12 votes in favor, while the United States, Britain, and Russia abstained. This resolution came after multiple vetoes by the United States, Israel's long-standing ally, against previous resolutions that demanded an end to the regime's aggression towards Gaza.

Ambassador Iravani emphasized that the Security Council's resolution was ineffective in curbing Israel's atrocities as it lacked an executive guarantee and was not legally binding. He expressed disappointment that the resolution did not incorporate the crucial elements of the General Assembly's resolution, which was adopted with a majority of 121 votes in late October. The General Assembly's resolution called for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

Iran's criticism highlights the urgent need for the international community to take stronger action in addressing the humanitarian crisis and violence in Gaza.

Since the adoption of the Security Council resolution, there has been no decrease in the number of attacks on innocent people, nor has Gaza's population received sufficient humanitarian assistance, according to Iran's ambassador. During a meeting, the representative of the occupying regime stated their intention to act as they please, disregarding the resolution.

The ambassador further criticized the resolution for lacking adequate provisions to end the war, which is crucial for stopping Israel's atrocities against innocent civilians in Gaza. He emphasized that the people of Gaza are looking to the United Nations for concrete support during this challenging time. The Israeli regime continues to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity against the people of Gaza.

In light of this dire situation, the ambassador stressed that mere sympathy is no longer enough. Meanwhile, Gaza's Government Media Office reported that the death toll from Israel's ongoing war on the territory has risen to 13,300, including over 5,600 children and 3,550 women. Additionally, 31,000 people have been wounded so far.

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