Tuesday 16 April 2024 - 08:11

UK Slammed for Double Standards on Israeli Crimes, Iran’s Lawful Response

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UK Slammed for Double Standards on Israeli Crimes, Iran’s Lawful Response
In a telephone conversation on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and British Foreign Secretary David Cameron talked about the latest state of developments in the region.

Amirabdollahian referred to Iran's legitimate defense with the aim of punishing the Israeli regime, saying the crises in West Asia stem from the destructive role of the occupying Israeli regime.

He further expressed surprise at the extent of support that Britain gives to the crimes of the Zionist regime and its killing of children and innocent people in Gaza.

Amirabdollahian asked Cameron, “What does the British government gain from this amount of irresponsible support for Israel?”

The Iranian foreign minister added that it is surprising that while several thousand tons of bombs have been dropped on the oppressed people of Gaza in the past six months, Britain is worried about Iran’s response to the brutal Israeli attack on the Iranian diplomatic mission in Damascus.

He underlined that Iran’s retaliatory action has conformed with the principle of legitimate defense under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter.

Iran does not welcome an escalation of tensions in the region, but if the Israeli regime is looking for an act of adventurism, then Iran’s next response will be immediate, stronger and more extensive, Amirabdollahian said, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

Cameron, for his part, expressed concern over rising tensions in the region following the response Iran gave to the Israeli regime’s acts of aggression.

He also spoke about the situation in Gaza, saying Britain worked round the clock during the recent debate on a UN Security Council resolution in order to establish a ceasefire in Gaza.

Cameron added that Britain is making an effort to get the two sides to exchange their prisoners as well.

He alleged that the Iranian military action against Israel was worrying and increased regional tension.

The UK diplomat said that London, at the same time, will ask Tel Aviv not to make any move as it does not want a repetition of what happened in a much wider manner.