Iran UN envoy calls for protecting children in ongoing conflicts

TEHRAN, Jul. 10 (MNA) – In an address to the UN Security Council Tue., Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo called for a halt to the killing of Yemeni and Palestinian children by Israel and Saudi and UAE-led coalition.

In the Monday session of United Nations Security Council, Gholamali Khoshroo expressed his regret about the fact that Israeli killing of Palestinian children was not included in the UN secretary general’s list of main violators of children rights.

Referring to the war crimes of the Israeli regime against Palestinian children participating in the peaceful demonstrations in Gaza recently, Khoshroo said that the Israeli regime is at the top of the list of the murders of children in the world, calling on the UN secretary general to put Israel at the top of list next year.

He also referred to the killing of Yemeni children by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying that the severity of the situation of Yemeni children is comparable to that of Palestinian children.

Iran’s ambassador to the UN further said that although for certain reasons, the names of these countries (Saudi Arabia and UAE) have been removed from the list of violators of children's rights, that does not change the reality.

Referring to the UN Secretary-General's report on the increase in the number of children being killed in armed conflicts, he emphasized the need to stop the trend, calling on the UN to halt the killing of children in Palestine, Yemen and the rest of the world.

At the end of the session, the Security Council adopted a resolution on the protection of children in armed conflicts. 

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