Offensive on Gaza Leaves Thousands Dead and Wounded, US Support Continues Unabated

Israel initiated a highly destructive military campaign against Gaza on October 7 in response to a surprise attack by Palestinian resistance groups, known as Operation al-Aqsa Storm.

Iran (IMNA) - The ongoing Israeli aggression has resulted in a staggering death toll, with nearly 19,500 lives lost, predominantly women and children. Additionally, over 51,000 individuals have been injured.

Throughout the course of the conflict, the United States has emerged as Israel's unwavering ally, providing over 10,000 tons of military equipment. Furthermore, the US has repeatedly exercised its veto power in the UN Security Council, blocking resolutions that called for an immediate ceasefire in the besieged Palestinian territory.

"The United States and the European parties, collectively known as the E3, have been pointed out as accountable for the current state of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to Iran's UN ambassador, Iravani. In his remarks, he emphasized that the responsibility for the JCPOA's current situation lies primarily with the United States, followed by the E3/EU. Iravani cited numerous instances of significant non-compliance with their obligations under the JCPOA, as well as continuous and deliberate violations of their explicit legal commitments under resolution 2231.

Offensive on Gaza Leaves Thousands Dead and Wounded, US Support Continues Unabated

The revival of the JCPOA has been halted since August of last year. Iran attributes this setback to the current US administration's alleged reluctance to address the repercussions inflicted on the multilateral nuclear agreement by its predecessor. In May 2018, former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement that had received endorsement from the United Nations Security Council. As a consequence, Tehran faced harsh economic sanctions, despite remaining faithful to its obligations under the deal for an additional year after the US exit.

Tehran has taken measures to reduce its obligations to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in response to the failure of other parties to protect its interests in the agreement. In a statement, Iravani emphasized that the current deadlock in negotiations to restore the deal is primarily due to the United States and the E3 (the UK, France, and Germany) lacking political determination, driven by their internal political considerations.

In a statement, an Iranian diplomat expressed concern over the United States' alleged pressure on other UN member states to either violate Resolution 2231 endorsing the JCPOA or face punishment. The diplomat described this behavior by a permanent member of the council as highly irresponsible and unprecedented. These remarks follow Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian's comment in late September, stating that the JCPOA could be revived and all parties would comply fully with their commitments if the US administration demonstrated seriousness.

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