Iran calls Gaza-bound vessel seizure "political shame"
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani called seizure of Gaza-bound al-Karama Vessel "political shame," ISNA reported.
"Yesterday, we were informed of the evil seizure of the ship dubbed al-Karama (Dignity) Vessel by Israel and that how it has banned international helps to the oppressed people of Gaza," Larijani said in his speech in the parliament on Wednesday.
He also added, "this act came after a chain of brokerage to prevent movement of the vessels aiming to help Gaza and is a political shame in the record of the fake regime."
Laijani voiced his deep sorrow about the support of America and western countries of this piracy act and continued, "this piracy act manifests the anxieties of Israel and America from the developments of the region rather than their power. They are even worried about the medical or foodstuff aid sent to Gaza."
"At the moment, the Middle East has increasing readiness to support the oppressed people of Palestine and that Israel has a terrible hallucination about its own entity rooted in its fear of its own shadow," Larijani said.
The US and Israel are suffering political fatal disease, Iranian Parliament Speaker added.
The Israel Navy boarded a French yacht sailing for the Gaza Strip Tuesday and the vessel was redirected to the Israel port of Ashdod.
The Dignite had been shadowed by Israeli naval vessel, and told it could not sail to the Strip, its announced destination.
The Dignite was part of a flotilla which had intended to sail to the salient, which is under Israeli naval blockade. But following intense Israeli pressure, the Greek government prevented most of the ships from leaving Greek ports.