The Iranian president asked for an investigation into alleged war crimes in West Jerusalem and to break the siege imposed on Gaza
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called on the BRICS countries to designate the Israeli government and its army as terrorist organizations due to alleged war crimes against the Palestinians. The request was submitted to the group’s extraordinary joint online meeting on the situation in the Middle East in Gaza on Tuesday.
Iran, which officially became a member of the BRICS group in January, requested an emergency summit to discuss the Israeli war in Gaza. Raisi urged members to use their influence to break “Israel”siegeGaza and ensuring the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.
“It is necessary that this fake regime be recognized as a terrorist regime and that its army be considered a terrorist organizationHe said, calling on the members of the bloc to recognize the right of the Palestinian state to self-defense while severing ties with West Jerusalem.
“Regarding ongoing crimes [committed] Because of the racist nature of the fake Israeli regime and the free countries [of the world] We expect all governments, especially BRICS members, to immediately put the issue of severing political, economic and military ties with the regime at the top of the agenda.My boss continued.
The Iranian president suggested that the BRICS countries should also open an investigation into Israel’s alleged use of illegal white phosphorus and other banned weapons against civilians.
Raisi said Iran would support joint efforts by South Africa – which it presented to four other countries on Friday at the International Criminal Court – to investigate whether war crimes were committed in Gaza. However, he suggested that the file would also hold the United States responsible for Israel’s killing of children in the Strip.
Israel has killed more than 13,500 Palestinians in Gaza since declaring war on Hamas last month, including at least 5,600 children, according to Palestinian health officials. At least 6,000 other residents of the enclave are said to be missing. Israel framed the unprecedented bombing of the besieged Strip as a justified response to Hamas’ surprise cross-border attack, which left 1,200 Israelis dead on October 7.
Leaders of BRICS member states and new members Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates attended the virtual summit hosted by South Africa on Tuesday. While those attending were expected to publish a joint declaration on the conflict, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that diplomats did not have time to draft the statement. Instead, most countries chose to issue individual statements, with most calling for some form of ceasefire.