Iran Majlis speaker urges action to stop Israel attacks on Gaza
Iran's Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani has strongly condemned the recent Israeli strikes on the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, urging serious and practical action to stop the violence, Press TV reported.
In a telephone conversation with Anders Johnsson, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Larijani described the Israeli attacks against the people of Gaza as shameless and deplorable and called for IPU's serious measure against the aggression.
Johnsson, for his part, said that Iran's concerns about Israel's attacks on Gaza were shared by many people across the world and added an IPU delegation will visit Gaza in the near future to investigate the situation.
Larijani also called on the Islamic countries to take practical measures against the attacks in a telephone conversation with Secretary General of the Parliamentary Union of OIC member states Erol Kilic.
The Iranian official also held separate telephone talks with his counterparts from Lebanon, Algeria, Pakistan, Syria, Iraq and Tunisia and urged parliaments of the Islamic countries to take action to condemn the crimes.
Over 20 people have been killed and more than 160 others injured in the new wave of Israeli attacks since Wednesday.
The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for defensive purposes.
However, in violation of international law, disproportionate force is always used and civilians are often killed or injured.