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Iran President: Real Holocaust now taking place in Gaza


Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a message addressed to world nations on Tuesday condemned the atrocities of the Zionist regime and its supporters in Gaza Strip.

In the message, the Iranian president underlined that the real Holocaust is now taking place in Gaza Strip and Palestine, calling on world nations not to hesitate even for a moment to back the oppressed Palestinians in Gaza.

The president lauded the heroic resistance of the noble Palestinian people in Gaza who are being massacred by the savage Zionist occupiers.

Innocent women, children, youths and pious people in Gaza have fallen victims to the Zionist criminals just because of their attempts to vindicate their legitimate rights, he said.

Under such circumstances the global arrogance along with all bullying powers do not hesitate to confirm such inhuman atrocities through their silence, he said.

Peoples of the world must understand that the real Holocaust is now underway in Gaza and Palestine, he underlined, adding that the message of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in fact reflected the historical outcry of all oppressed nations against injustice.

Ahmadinejad said, "It is very important for us to fulfill our humanitarian duties towards defenseless people in Gaza and Palestine."

"The crimes of the Zionists have roots in their weakness and desperation and killing of defenseless civilians will not bring them any advantage. Capitalism and Zionism along with their supporters are at the end of the road and have no option but to face their annihilation," the president said.

"The US administration and certain European governments should understand that their complicity to all these crimes will be recorded in the history," he said, adding "The Zionists whose real face has been unveiled for all nations have no option but to respect the legitimate rights of nations."

President Ahmadinejad said that the Zionist criminals will be brought to justice in the near future.

The outcry of the oppressed people in Gaza as well as people in the region should be regarded as a warning to the mercenaries and if they refuse to halt their crimes, they will confronted the whole peoples of the world, he said.

Ahmadinejad said the behavior of the Zionist regime is an insult to dignity of humanity and a disgrace for so-called advocates of human rights.

"The Gazans are in the frontline of the struggle with all atrocities and savagery of Zionist criminals. World nations should not lose any chance to render any support for people in Gaza," he said.

The president also called on scientists and intellectuals mainly the youth in Islamic regions to voice their protest and also try to maintain their vigilance and readiness to help restore peace, security based justice and spirituality in order to liberate Palestinians.

These people should urge Egypt to consignments of relief supplies to reach women and children in Gaza, he said, adding that lawyers should lodge their complaints with International Criminal Court to prepare grounds for bringing those criminals to justice.

Ahmadinejad also proposed that all governments and their businessmen boycott products and commodities of the Zionist regime.

Current developments in Gaza once again proved incapability of international bodies such as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) which only serve the interests of global arrogance, Ahmadinejad said.

The president said the UNSC kept silence during the 33-day war in Lebanon and let the Zionists attack people in Lebanon but when the Zionist regime's dreams did not come true the council issued a resolution calling for ceasefire between the belligerent sides.

There is no doubt that world nations are disappointed at the performance of these organizations and seek to find other options to resolve global issues, he said.

President Ahmadinejad reminded that the UN secretary-general shoulders a very grave responsibility. "If the UN belongs to all nations then why does it not take any action to prevent atrocities of the Zionists?"

World nations call on the UN secretary-general to rise up and reflect the outcry and protest of people in Gaza to the global arrogance, he said.

The president said, "I seriously urge the Arab League, Arab and Islamic states mainly Egypt to carry out their duties and support people in Gaza and prove that they have no affinity with the Zionist regime."

Rafah crossing point and other sea routes to Gaza should be opened in order to let other governments and nations fulfill their humanitarian commitment as soon as possible, he said.

"If Arab League refuses to carry out its grave responsibility, its existence will come under question," he said.

The president said that resistant and revolutionary people in Gaza and Palestine along with their vigilant leaders should understand that the key to their victory is martyrdom.

The brave and pious Iranian nation along with all other nations in the region and world will support the Palestinian people, Ahmadinejad said, adding that the victory of the oppressed as promised by God is near.

FM outlines Iran's proposals to foreign diplomats on Gaza

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Tuesday outlined Iran's proposals to end Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

He said the international community must actively deal with the human tragedy in Gaza by putting pressure on Israel to stop slaughter of innocent people in Gaza.

In a meeting with foreign ambassadors and diplomats in Tehran, Mottaki called for and immediate end to Israel's air strikes on defenseless people of Gaza which have killed around 400 people and injured more than 1,700 others since Saturday.

Mottaki also called on other governments and international organizations to condemn Israeli crimes and take serious actions to completely remove Israel's siege to Gaza Strip.

The minister said that Iran called for opening of all crossroads to Gaza with a clear regional and international guarantee.

Iran also proposed conducting emergency meetings by the United Nations Security Council and adoption of a serious resolutions on Gaza.

Mottaki further called on the Arab League to take serious actions and firm decisions against Israel, urged the Organization of the Islamic Conference members states to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing slaughter of the defenseless Gazans and review legal ways to put on trial the Israeli leaders for their crimes against humanity and war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

The minister also called on the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Red Crescent Society to play more active role in supplying humanitarian aid for the besieged Gazans.

Mottaki said that he briefed leaders of other countries in separate contacts on Iran's proposals on the issue of Palestine, particularly the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The minister expressed hope that Arab leaders would, during their next ministerial meeting which is to be held on Wednesday and the next OIC meeting, discuss Iran's proposals and make a serious decision.

Further in the meeting, Mottaki said that Tel Aviv's inhuman actions against the defenseless people of Gaza rooted from the Zionist regime's desperation to fight the Islamic Resistance of the Palestinian nation.

"The Usurper regime began its all-out military actions against Gazans since it has failed to achieve its goals in the region," Mottaki said adding that Zionists aimed to crush Palestinians' resistance with the massacre of the defenseless Gazans.

Mottaki added that Israel has committed genocide in Gaza to make up for its defeat during the 33-days war against Palestinian and Lebanese nations in 2006.

"The government of Ehud Olmert felt humiliated and was on the verge of collapse when Tel Aviv was defeated in 2006 by the Islamic Resistance of Lebanon and that is why Olmert is now looking for a trump card by trying to break down the Palestinians resistance," Mottaki said.

Mottaki also criticized inaction and silence of certain Arab governments vis-a-vis the the Israeli brutality in Gaza.

Some 231 Iranian MPs enroll for being dispatched to Gaza

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA - A member of committee for defending the rights of the Palestinian people Mahmoud Ahmadi said on Tuesday that some 231 Iranian Majlis representatives have enrolled to be dispatched to Gaza.

Speaking to IRNA, he said these volunteers will be dispatched once grounds are prepared by Lebanese officials.

Lebanon has provided one vessel to dispatch MPs from Islamic states to Gaza and the country has allocated another ship for sending news persons from various news media round the world to Gaza, he said.

The death toll from Zionist carnage in the Gaza Strip has reached at least 320 including 62 women and children, according to UN officials, with at least 1,400 wounded.

Israel on Tuesday bombarded Gaza for the fourth consecutive day using unmanned drones and fighter jets killing at least 10 people and wounding 40 in the morning.

The horrific brutality of Israel against civilians have triggered international outrage and shocked the world public opinion.

Iran seeks OIC active role to bring to justice Israeli leaders

Riyadh, Dec 30, IRNA - Iran has sought member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to mull an international demand to bring to justice the Israeli leaders for war crimes they perpetrated in Gaza.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki told the Tehran-based diplomatic corps that Israeli leaders have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes in Gaza in the four days running.

Iran's permanent Ambassador to OIC Mostafa Boroujerdi said on Tuesday that the measures for helping Gaza crisis taken by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) so far are not enough.

In a meeting with Secretary-General of OIC Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Boroujerdi urged the organization to actively support the defenseless Palestinians.

He also called on the organization to hold an emergency meeting on Gaza to discuss the proposals made by the Islamic Republic of Iran to the member states.

Defence Minister: Genocide in Gaza betrays US human rights concept

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA - Iran's Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said on Tuesday that genocide in Gaza betrayed the US definition of human rights.

He said that Israel has committed crimes in Gaza upon a green light from the US.

Mohammad-Najjar said: "The only way to uproot the Israeli crimes is to strengthen resistance by restoring unity among the Islamic countries."

"If the Islamic states would join hands to support the oppressed Palestinians, the Zionist regime could not have dared to occupy the land and escalate violence," the defense minister said.

Expressing outrage at Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip, he said that Palestinian martyrs' blood and their heroic resistance to the criminals would lead the illegitimate Zionist regime to extinction.

Students ready to launch 'Esteshhadi' operations in Gaza

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA - A large number of students from various universities of Iran on Tuesday voiced their readiness to launch Esteshhadi (martyrdom-seeking) operations in Gaza.

In separate phone calls to IRNA, students from universities of Tehran, Mashhad and Kerman announced their readiness to undertake operations in defense of the people of Gaza.

They said they are also ready to rush aid to the oppressed and defenseless Gaza people and the counter crimes of the Zionist regime of Israel in the region.

The website that volunteers can log in to sign-up for the Esteshhadi operations is

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