Jul 13, 2014, 1:15 PM
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FM condemns US, UN inaction on Zionist regime strikes on Gaza

Vienna, July 13, IRNA - Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a taped interview with US broadcaster NBC called for an "immediate end" to the Zionist regime's bombing of Gaza.

Foreign minister urged Washington to use the United Nations to stop the Zionists strikes.

"It is extremely regrettable that people are being killed," Zarif said in the interview taped Friday in Vienna, where he is to take part in international talks on Tehran's nuclear program.

"Almost a hundred people have been killed, over 500 have been wounded in Gaza and the United States is not taking any action," he said.

"We know that all the weapons that are used by Israel in order to attack civilians in Gaza have been provided by the United States and we don't see any move by the United States to condemn that, to use the Security Council in order to put an end to it," foreign minister added.

"We call for an immediate end to all these activities," he said.

Zarif added that Zionist regime actions "are putting civilians in jeopardy in Gaza," and the members of the UN Security Council " have a moral and legal responsibility" to intervene.

Zionist regime air strikes on the Gaza Strip killed 22 people Saturday, bringing to 127 the toll on the fifth day of violence, according to officials on the ground.