Mar 28, 2024, 9:22 AM
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US State Department official quits over continued support for Israeli genocide in Gaza

Tehran, IRNA - Annelle Sheline, a US State Department human rights officer, has stepped down in protest against Washington's continued support for the Zionist regime’s genocidal war on Gaza.

Sheline, who has worked as a foreign affairs officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, announced her resignation in an interview with the Washington Post on Wednesday, saying that she had repeatedly raised concerns about US arms delivery to Israel.

“I wasn’t able to really do my job anymore,” she told the newspaper. “Trying to advocate for human rights just became impossible.”

Sheline's resignation was preceded by the resignation of another State Department official, Josh Paul, who was a director in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and resigned in October last year.

Additionally, Tariq Habash was another US government official who resigned in January in protest against US support from the Zionist regime.

A number of US government employees also plan to resign over the Gaza war and to protest the government's support for Israel, according to the Washington Post.

Earlier, 100 State Department employees in a memo accused US President Joe Biden of spreading misleading information about the Gaza war and stated that the Zionist regime had committed war crimes in Gaza.

Also, more than 130 US Department of Homeland Security staff wrote a letter urging the government to act for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

Israel launched its genocidal war in Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas waged a surprise attack against the occupying regime in retaliation for decades of occupation and repression.

So far, more than 32,490 people, mostly women and children, have been killed in the Zionist regime’s bloody war on Gaza and many more have been injured.


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