Situation in Gaza affects whole world, not just Middle East — Iranian president


Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi © Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/. The situation in the Gaza Strip is a problem for all mankind, not just the MIddle East, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said during talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

"The bombing [of Gaza] needs to stop as soon as possible," the Iranian president noted. "Today, this poses a challenge not only to our region but also to all of humanity," he added.

"Today, humankind is suffering from unilateral actions and an unfair international system. We can see a clear manifestation of this in what is happening in the Gaza Strip," Raisi said.

The Iranian president pointed out that "an act of genocide and crimes against humanity" were taking place in the Gaza Strip. He emphasized that Israel’s actions in the Palestinian enclave had killed over 6,000 children. According to Raisi, "the US and other Western countries are enabling these crimes." "It is a shame that international organizations, which are supposed to protect human rights, have lost their efficacy; and all this is happening before the eyes of the entire global community," he said.

On the morning of December 1, the Israeli army accused the Palestinian movement Hamas of violating a ceasefire and announced the resumption of combat operations in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian authorities blamed the US for Israel’s renewed aggression. According to the Al Hadath TV channel, the number of people killed in Gaza in the current round of violence has exceeded 17,000.

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