Iran ready to deliver humanitarian aid to
Gaza: FM Amirabdollahian
Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has voiced Tehran’s readiness to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, adding that Tehran expects the United Nations to take immediate and uninterrupted action to pave the way for the shipment of water, food, and humanitarian supplies to Gaza.
As part of his diplomatic efforts to discuss the current situation in Gaza with his counterparts and officials of certain international organizations, Amirabdollahian made the remark in a phone conversation with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on Wednesday.
The top Iranian diplomat stated what happened in the occupied territories of Palestine was completely a Palestinian initiative, which had its roots in the war, crimes and aggressions committed by the Zionist regime, in particular its prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent months.
Pointing to the current situation in the Gaza Strip, he noted that Gaza is now under complete siege; thus, children, women, and ordinary people do not have access to water, electricity, medicine, and food.
Moreover, the Zionist regime continues attacking and committing war crimes against the residents of Gaza, he added.
The secretary-general of the United Nations stated that the UN has always opposed the extremist stances by Israeli authorities and hopes to be able to put an end to the crisis by recognizing the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of an independent Palestinian government.
Referring to the improper situation of hundreds of UN staff in Gaza and the fact that some of whom have lost their lives in the ongoing war, he said that we are actively negotiating to prevent the spillover of the conflict to other regions.
He further appreciated Iran’s readiness to deliver aid to Gaza in coordination with the International Red Cross and the United Nations, and expressed concern about the fuel shortages at Gaza power plants, as well as the growing probability of a disaster in the besieged Palestinian land.