Ministry of Foreign Affairs of I.R. of Iran

02/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/21/2024 14:28

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman slams US veto of UNSC resolution about Gaza ceasefire

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman slams US veto of UNSC resolution about Gaza ceasefire

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has condemned the US regime's move to veto a UN Security Council Resolution calling for the stoppage of the Israeli regime's genocide against Palestinians.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has condemned the US regime's move to veto a UN Security Council Resolution calling for the stoppage of the Israeli regime's genocide against Palestinians.

Kanaani said the US veto of the resolution at the UN Security Council which demanded the Zionist regime stop the Gaza war and the atrocities against Palestinians once again proves to the world that not only is the US not part of the solution to the crisis and the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, but it is also the key factor in the persistence of the crisis and paves the way for the spillover of the conflict.

He added that the uncalculated positions and actions of the US in the Security Council and its extreme use of the veto right have not only seriously challenged regional and international peace and security but it also has undermined the main goal of the establishment of the United Nations and the Security Council, which is to maintain international peace and security.

Kanaani added it has also damaged and weakened the trust of governments and nations in the role of the UN in protecting global peace and security.

Kanaani went on to say that the triple US veto of resolutions at the Security Council that aimed to end the Gaza war also clearly attests to the Islamic Republic of Iran's assessment since the onset of the conflict that Washington is the main orchestrator of this onslaught and prevents efforts to stop the genocide and massacre of Palestinian children and woman in Gaza and the West Bank.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed that the international community should keep making efforts to support the oppressed Palestinian people and stop the genocidal war on them.

Kanaani also called on the global community to prevent the US from unilaterally taking the Security Council hostage and not to let regional as well as international peace and security be endangered.