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Iran’s UN envoy: Israeli occupation of Palestine source of Middle East conflicts

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo says Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is the origin of all problems in the Middle East.

“The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands is the core... of all conflicts in the Middle East. The injustice has been continuing for more than seven decades, exacerbated through Israeli expansionist and aggressive policies towards Palestinians and the whole region,” said Khoshroo on Wednesday while addressing a UN Security Council debate.

He added that Tel Aviv “arrogantly and flagrantly” violates at least 86 resolutions, adopted by the UN Security Council.

“These violations happen under the total impunity this regime is enjoying,” he stressed.

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Khoshroo also stressed policies such as occupation and ensuing instabilities and the manipulation of societies in the region have paved the way for the emergence of terrorist and extremist groups.

“These groups, which initially received support from the US and its allies, eventually turned into monsters threatening their supporters and creators,” he added.

The Iranian envoy also noted that Washington’s attempts to exclude Israeli violations from the agenda of the Security Council show that the US is trying to ignore the plight of the Palestinians.


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