Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says the United States’ military, media and diplomatic support for Israel is the driving force and the root cause of the regime’s genocide in Gaza.
“We are still witnessing that the Zionist regime continues to kill the innocent people of Gaza and destroy its vital civilian infrastructures with the full cooperation of the United States as its main partner in crime,” Qalibaf said while addressing an open session of the parliament on Monday.
On Friday, the US used its veto in the United Nations Security Council to block a draft resolution calling for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza.
Thirteen other Security Council members voted in favor of the resolution, put forward by the United Arab Emirates, while the United Kingdom abstained.
Slamming “US stubbornness” at the Security Council, Qalibaf said Muslims and freedom seekers of the world expect their governments not to enable such “unjust structures” to allow the Israeli regime to continue its genocidal crimes.
He also said the people of Gaza have proved that they were the “real winners” of the events that unfolded on October 7, when the Palestinian resistance movements launched a surprise operation into the occupied territories.
Nothing can undo the crushing defeat and restore the lost dignity of the Tel Aviv regime, he asserted.