Iran has strongly condemned the US veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, stating that the move once again showed Washington’s leading role in the genocide of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
“The US government once again proved that it is the main culprit and guilty party in the killing of civilians and Palestinian citizens, especially women and children, and destruction of vital infrastructure in Gaza,” spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanaani, said in a statement on Saturday.
He added that Washington, ever since the brutal aggression of the child-killing Israeli regime against Gaza began in early October, has on occasions demonstrated its alliance and cooperation with the apartheid Tel Aviv regime in committing war crimes and genocide against the Palestinian nation.
Kanaani went on to censure US statesmen over their bogus concern for the lives of children and civilians in Gaza, arguing that the same American authorities supplied the 200th shipment of US-made munitions and military gear to the Israeli military last week.
The Iranian diplomat also criticized the US’s unqualified military, political, intelligence and media support for Israel’s barbaric crimes against defenseless Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank.
“Undoubtedly, the US administration is complicit in the savage killing of nearly 18,000 civilians, of whom some 8,000 are oppressed children. The US and the Zionist regime must be held accountable for the repercussions of the intensification of the [Gaza] war across the region, Kanaani stressed.
On Friday, the US used its veto in the United Nations Security Council to block a draft resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
Thirteen Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution, put forward by the United Arab Emirates, while the United Kingdom abstained.
The vote came after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday formally warned the 15-member council of a global threat from the two-month-long war.
The US and ‘Israel’ oppose a ceasefire because they believe it would only benefit the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement.
‘Israel’ launched the aggression on Gaza on October 7 after the territory’s Palestinian resistance movements waged the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa flood against the occupying entity in response to the Israeli regime’s decades-long campaign of bloodletting and devastation against Palestinians.
The Israeli aggression has so far killed at least 17, 177 Palestinians, most of them women and children. More than 46,000 people have been wounded as well.
Source: Press TV