- Iran has urged the International community to declare Israelis as was criminals
- This was owing to the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces on Monday, May 14
- Iran has also accused the US of disregarding institutions of the global society for withdrawing from its nuclear treaty
The government of Iran said on Tuesday, May 15, that Israeli operatives should be tried as war criminals over the "brutal massacre" of Gazan protesters on Monday, May 14.
Bahram Ghasemi, the spokesman to Iran's foreign ministry said: "The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years of occupation," The Daily Star reports.
Ghasemi urged the international community to take "immediate action" and declare Israelis as "war criminals in international courts".
This was following the gruesome report that not less than 59 Palestinians were murdered and thousands injured by Israeli forces on Monday, May 14 as they protested along the Gaza border against the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.
Ghasemi said: "The constant and continued crimes of the Zionists in Palestine is the result of the unsparing support of the US."
He indirectly accused Saudi Arabia of a failing to kick against Israel's stance on the development, adding that it is guilty of "treacherous compromise and undignified passivity."
Ali Larijani, Iran's parliament speaker, remarked that the US Jerusalem embassy move, its withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty and Iran's nuclear agreement were intended to disregard institutions of the international community.
Larijani said: "All these cases show that America intends to destroy the international institution of the United Nations," he told parliament on Tuesday. It is driving the international scene to a kind of security chaos."
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Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, described the US blocking of UN resolution on Monday, May 14 as 'a day of great shame'. Zarif further said on his Twitter page: "Israeli regime massacres countless Palestinians in cold blood as they protest in the world's largest open air prison."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in spite of controversies and series of protests that trailed President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the United States was set to open its new embassy in the Jerusalem city on Monday, March 14.
Legit.ng gathered that top US officials would attend the event, including President Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.
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