2023-12-07 15:31:19

Israel poses ‘greater than ever’ threat: Iran

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Israel poses ‘greater than ever’ threat: Iran

Iran on Thursday has warned that the threat posed by Israel to global peace and security is now “greater than ever” amid the regime’s bloody aggression against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, reports Press TV.

“Now more than ever, it (Israel) is a threat to global peace and security as well as the entire humanity. The world has a responsibility to deal with this global threat.”

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani made the remarks in an X post after UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres invoked Article 99 of the UN Charter, urging the Security Council to act on the Gaza war.

Meanwhile, infuriated by Guterres’ move, Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen claimed that the UN chief was supporting the Palestinian Hamas resistance group and called for his resignation, charging that his tenure was “a danger to world peace.”

Kan’ani said the fact is that “the Zionist regime has been a real threat to global peace and security since its illegal establishment and that its true nature has become more obvious to the world after Operation Al-Aqsa Storm.”

He was referring to the historic operation that Hamas conducted on October 7 against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people. 

“The Zionist regime showed that it does not give any credit to international mechanisms and institutions,” he said.

In his letter to the Security Council, Guterres said the war had brought the humanitarian system in Gaza to the verge of collapse and risked “aggravating” threats to “international peace and security”.

He also called on the 15-member body to “press to avert a humanitarian catastrophe” in Gaza and unite in a call for a full humanitarian truce between Israel and Palestinian resistance fighters.

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