|UN cooperation essential to send aid to Gaza, Iran says||
TEHRAN - A top Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said cooperation by the UN is essential to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, highlighting Iran’s readiness to cooperate with the UN to send humanitarian aid to Gaza and transfer the wounded to Iran.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs, made the remarks during a meeting with UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos in Tehran on Monday.
In a month-long war against the besieged Gaza Strip, over 2000 were killed and thousands more injured. About half a million people were also made homeless.
Commenting on the Zionist regime’s attacks on UN-run places in Gaza, Amir-Abdollahian urged the UN to respond to such acts.
He said the recent resolution adopted by the UN Security Council against the terrorist and extremist groups can facilitate the UN mission in humanitarian activities.
Amos said that UN is concerned about humanitarian catastrophes in Iraq, Syria and the Gaza Strip regardless of political issues.
She went on to say that the UN has held talks with the Egyptian government to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
Israel controls air, land and sea in the Gaza Strip and prevents the shipment of aid to the war-stricken people. Now the Rafah border crossing, controlled by Egypt, is the only way to send aid to the coastal strip.
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