Iranian parliament representative: UN Security Council's resolution on Iran designed to divert attention from Israel
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 10 / Trend D. Khatinoglu /
The purpose of the hasty adoption of the resolution on the Iranian nuclear program by the UN Security Council was the UN Security Council's intention to divert attention from the "Israeli attacks on "Freedom flotilla" and killing of 19 people," Vice-President of the Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy under the Iranian parliament Esmaeel Kosari told Trend over phone from Tehran.
He said that the U.S., Great Britain and France stand for the resolution.
Kosari said that a new resolution was adopted under U.S. pressure. But the new sanctions are illegal and have no significance, like all previous sanctions.
The UN Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution imposing new sanctions on Iran over its refusal to cease its uranium enrichment activities. About 12 members of the Security Council supported the document, Turkey and Brazil voted against, Lebanon abstained.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the new resolution as a paper having no value.
The Israeli Navy's attacked on the "Flotilla of Freedom" carrying the humanitarian aid to Gaza May 31. The "Flotilla of Freedom" consisted of six vessels carrying about 600 human rights activists from European and Arab countries. They intended to bring 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies, including medicines and construction materials, to the Gaza Strip. According to media, about 19 people died during an Israeli special operation. Israel confirmed that 10 people died.
However, Israel rejected the proposals to establish an international commission, which will be mandated to the UN to investigate attacks on civilian vessels by Israeli navy.