Apr 9, 2024, 1:27 PM
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South Africa to Israel: Comply with ICJ orders

Apr 9, 2024, 1:27 PM
News ID: 85439885
South Africa to Israel: Comply with ICJ orders

Tehran, IRNA – South African Ambassador to Iran Francis Moloi has demanded Israeli regime to “stop genocide in Gaza and should comply” with the provisional measures that ICJ has ordered.

Moloi made the remarks while speaking to the IRNA on Sunday.

In the case of Gaza, the ambassador said his country has filed a complaint against Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) “because we believe that what is going on in Gaza is genocide and as a member of the international community, we have an obligation to ensure that we prevent genocide and when it does happen that we punish genocide.”

“That is the view of South Africa.”

Pointing to the court hearing of the case, the ambassador said he believes the case has merits and when the court ends “in our favor”, the obligation will be put on everyone to stop the genocide.

Elsewhere, he stressed that they (the Israeli officials) should start being “a normal member of the international community” that respects the rule of law and the rights of the Palestinians.

Turning to the issue of ties between South Africa and Iran, Moloi said, “We have very very strong relations, very cordial relations…I see our relations going forward.”

Referring to his six-month stay in Iran, he said he felt that he was at home while he appreciated the Iranian people’s hospitality.

“Iran is a very important country in the world of Islam, and a very important country in the community of the Islamic countries as well as in the community of nations broadly,” the ambassador underlined adding, “I certainly see the great future for cooperation between all these countries with Iran.”

From the start of the war in Gaza in October 2023, over 33,000 mostly children and people have been killed in the enclave. A month later, South Africa lodged a complaint against the Israeli regime.

Also in April 2024, the Nicaraguan government made a similar move at the ICJ.


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