Sep 3, 2018, 11:54 AM
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Cutting Palestinian aid budget US new crime: Aide

Tehran, Sept 3, IRNA - Discontinuing funding for The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is a clear violation of the rights of the Palestinian people, the Iranian secretary general of the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada said.

Hossein Amir Abdollahian, said cutting UNRWA funding by the US demonstrates President Donald Trump's new crime against the oppressed Palestinian people, strongly condemning the clear violation of the rights of the Palestinians.

Amir Abdollahian warned against the US support for the Zionist regime saying the Zionist atrocities will have bad consequences for the human situation and the livelihood of 5,000,000 displaced Palestinian people.

'The United States should accept the consequences of its inhumane actions which are against human rights,' he said.

The Iranian Parliament speaker's special aide in international affairs went on saying, 'The United States cannot violate the right of the Palestinian refugees, which is a legitimate right, to return to their homeland.

'The Palestinian people will keep resisting until their legitimate rights are fully restored,' Amir Abdollahian said.

Washington announced on Friday it will cut more than half of its funding to the UNRWA.

The US State Department said in 2018 it will only deliver 60 million dollars out of 125 million dollars aid to the UN relief agency, suspending 65 million dollars.

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