Tehran, Feb 11.– Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called on Sunday to expel Israel from the United Nations for “crimes” committed in the Gaza Strip since the start of the war in October, which has resulted in the deaths of more than 28,000 Palestinians.
Raisi, during an address in Tehran on the 45th anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution, said they propose to expel the “Zionist regime,” or Israel, from the UN for having violated many resolutions and laws and international covenants.
Stressing that Palestine has become the “main issue” of humanity, the Iranian president reiterated his call to cut political and commercial ties with Israel.
Since October, Israel has been bombing the Palestinian enclave, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas in response to the attacks on Israeli territory on Oct. 7 that left more than a thousand dead and while over 200 were taken hostage.
Iran, considered Israel’s main enemy, has repeatedly condemned the Israeli aggression against the Palestinians and has expressed its support for militias and groups opposing Tel Aviv in the region.
On Saturday, the country’s football federation called on FIFA to suspend Israel from all activities related to the sport over its “war crimes” in Gaza.
The Islamic Republic of Iran does not recognize Israel as a state, and does not allow its athletes to compete with Israelis.
Moreover, Tehran leads the so-called Axis of Resistance, an informal alliance formed by militant organizations such as Hamas, its armed wing Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and Yemen’s Houthi rebels, among others, with the main objective of confronting Israel. EFE