Jul 23, 2014, 4:44 PM
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Iran asks Int'l Court of Justice to pursue Zionists' crimes in Gaza

Tehran, July 23, IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday asked all courts of justice around the world including the International Court of Justice in the Hague to pursue Zionist regime's crimes against humanity in Gaza.

Addressing her weekly press briefing, she noted that Zionist regime is legally accountable for its war crimes.

Iran would continue its support for Palestinians in collaboration with regional and international supporters of Palestinian resistance movements within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Non Aligned Movement (NAM), Afkham added.

She underscored that solidarity among both Muslim and non-Muslim advocates of Palestinians are on the rise and public opinion will not accept Zionists' lies.

Referring to developments in Iraq and Syrai, Afkham added that many countries share Iran's view on developments in the two war-torn countries.

Takfiri terrorist groups pose a threat to the world security and certain countries should avoid double standard approaches towards this issue, she noted.

Afkham underlined that Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan region have historical relations and Tehran will do its best to resolve the region's disputes with the central government.

Tehran supports Iraq's unity and sovereignty, she added.

Elaborating on the Iranian diplomat abducted in Yeman, the spokesperson noted that Nour-Ahmad Nikbakht is in good health.

The Yemeni government is responsible for the Iranian diplomat's release and punishment of abductors, she asserted.

Afkham underlined that Tehran-London relations are growing and the two countries are committed to improve consular services to their citizens after the deployment of non resident charge de affaires.

The spokeswoman commenting on Iran's missions in Saudi Arabia and the UN, noted that former Iranian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Hossein Sadeqi will be reappointed as Tehran's envoy to Riyadh.

After US refusal to issue visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Iran has not introduced a new person and and that the misson is now run by deputy permanent representative to the UN Gholam-Hossein Dehqani.