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Iran denounces UN Security Council 'inaction' on Gaza

Published on Aug 4, 2014 6:06 PM
 
Palestinians dig through the rubble of a building searching for bodies after what police said was an Israeli air strike at Shati (Beach) refugee camp in Gaza City on Monday, Aug 4, 2014. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani denounced on Monday the "inaction" of the UN Security Council on Gaza, describing the conflict as a genocidal massacre of Palestinians by Israel. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani denounced Monday the "inaction" of the UN Security Council on Gaza, describing the conflict as a genocidal massacre of Palestinians by Israel.

His comments came at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement's (NAM) committee for Palestine, with several foreign ministers among officials from Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Venezuela, Bangladesh, Sudan, Uganda and other member states.

"The savage aggression by the army of this child-killer regime (Israel), continues with a deliberate policy to commit genocide and massacre civilians and destroy infrastructure, houses, hospitals, schools and mosques," Rouhani said in Teheran.

"The inaction of international bodies, in particular the Security Council, to prevent the crimes against humanity of the Zionist regime" is to be condemned, he added.

 
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