MEHR: The Palestinian nation will not allow any party, neither the Zionist regime nor the US to achieve their illegitimate goals, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson said, noting that Palestinians will determine their own fate.
Nasser Kan'ani made the remarks while speaking at his weekly presser on Monday.
Referring to the US officials' statements regarding the future of Gaza, Nasser Kan'ani said that the US government has been part of the problem for many years, not the solution.
He went on to say that the US was part of the Israeli regime's 48-day aggression against the helpless people of Gaza, adding that if the US had not intervened, the war would not have happened.
The US government was able to influence the Zionist regime and create the necessary deterrence if it wanted, Kan'ani stated.
Iran responds to accusations from European states
In response to recent accusations leveled against Iran by three European states, the Office of the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations in Vienna has issued a statement outlining Iran’s position, Kan'ani said.
He also emphasized that adherence to commitments is a fundamental principle in international agreements, adding that Iran’s nuclear activities, including its uranium enrichment program, are conducted solely for peaceful purposes and are in accordance with the rights granted to Iran under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Kan'ani criticized certain states for behaving as though Iran was the party that violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 and withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), adding that it is clear that those making such allegations are motivated by political interests.
The spokesman also addressed the issue of certain parties conflating voluntary commitments with legal obligations in an attempt to accuse Iran by obscuring certain facts and figures. He stressed that all parties must adhere to the appendices included in the JCPOA.
Despite these allegations, Kan'ani assured that the Islamic Republic’s cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will remain unaffected.
Iran seeks stable ceasefire in Gaza
Regarding the ongoing ceasefire in Gaza, Iran has been actively involved in diplomatic efforts to ensure its continuation, Kan'ani said and added that during a recent visit, the Iranian foreign minister discussed the ceasefire with Qatari authorities.
Kan'ani emphasized that one of their primary objectives is to ensure the current ceasefire becomes stable and prevents further aggressions from the Zionist regime. He added that Iran is committed to ending the war and is continuing consultations at the highest level with other countries and the United Nations Secretary-General.
However, Kan'ani expressed concern that the Zionist regime is keen on continuing the war, considering it has had no achievements. He also noted that the United States lacks the will to stop the Zionist regime.
Kan'ani criticized the US administration for contributing to regional instability and insecurity, pointing out that the presence of the US Navy in the region aligns with their support for the Zionist regime.
In response to allegations of Resistance groups targeting American bases in the region, Kan'ani firmly rejected Iran’s involvement.
On humanitarian aid to Gaza
Iran and all pro-Palestinian countries expect the possibility of dispatching unlimited humanitarian aid to Gaza, according to the spokesman.
Kan'ani underlined that the number of trucks entering Gaza does not meet the needs as they are like a drop in the ocean.
“During the past 16 years, Gaza has been a big open-air prison.”
International pressures on the Zionist regime to open the routes for sending humanitarian aid to Gaza have not worked yet, he said.
Serious demand from the global society will continue until the opening of the crossings for aid, he underlined.
After the start of the four-day truce, a large number of people poured into northern Gaza from the south and did not care about the Zionist regime’s threats, the spokesman said.
“… and this is an indication of the existence of the strong spirit of resistance among the Gazans.”
Dispute Resolution Mechanism
Elaborating on speculations over a threat posed by the West to use the JCPOA Dispute Resolution Mechanism against the Islamic Republic, Kan'ani said that there is not any threat against Iran, because the country has shown it will never accept any sort of threat and the Iranians possess political, logical and military strength.