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Iran seeks urgent General Assembly session on Gaza

world Updated: Jan 15, 2009 11:53 IST

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Iran has called for an urgent General Assembly session to put up a five point proposal regarding the Gaza conflict, IRNA reported on Thursday.

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaie put forth Iran’s proposal in a letter addressed to UN General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann on Wednesday.

Khazaie and Brockmann also had a 40 minute discussion, seeking ways to end the attacks on Gaza by the Israeli armed forces.

Iran demanded that the UN General Assembly must convene its 10th urgent meeting aimed at issuing a resolution to condemn the Israeli crimes.

Its charter of demand stated:

"1. Immediate end of the Zionists' aggressive attacks against the innocent people of Gaza;
2. Immediate retreat of that regime's forces from Gaza;
3. End of the siege of Gaza:
4. Reopening of the passages;
5. Adopting immediate measures aimed at presenting humanitarian aides to the region's residents."

Khazaie's letter said: "As you are aware, despite the wrath of the world nations and the serious concerns ofthe international community, the brutal bloodshed and inhumane war crimes of the Zionist regime against the innocent Palestinians cooped up in Gaza Strip continues incessantly."

“The international community is witness to the fact that a society that is totally deprived of the most basic minimum standards of life, including drinking water and bread, is meanwhile under most brutal massacre with no way to escape, nor anywhere to take shelter, nor any food for any of its family members, great and small.

“Entire members of hundreds of families have been cold-bloodedly victimized by the Zionist regime's war machine and hundreds of women and children, along with other civilians of Gaza, have been targeted and murdered in premeditated acts of genocide," it went on to add.