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Ramadan: ICRC Begs For Reduction Of Sufferings In Syria, Iraq

Written by Maritime First
  • As Iranian commander warns there are 100,000 Missiles, ready to strike Israel

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), President, Maurer has called on global stakeholders to take decisive actions to reduce the escalating human suffering in Iraq and Syria, noting that the suffering in the two countries have reached ‘unprecedented levels’, in addition to living in ‘abject fear and terrifying uncertainty’.

The ICRC President made the observation on the occasion of the
holy Ramadan fast ending, urging people with influence over the conflict to show vision and courage and a respect for the fundamental value of human dignity.

In both countries, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions forced to flee their homes. It is estimated that there are around 10 million people internally displaced in Syria and Iraq.

“The people need leaders who believe in humanity, who protect, homes, schools and hospitals; who protect civilians and treat people they capture with respect; and who allow and facilitate neutral and impartial humanitarian help for those
in need,” said Mr Maurer.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have been providing aid to people on all sides of the conflicts. The ICRC has helped provide clean drinking water and improved sanitation for more than 6 million Syrians.  In Iraq, food, drinking waterand medical assistance has been delivered to more than a million people.

“We stand ready to talk to anyone – or to act as an intermediary – so that more help, more assistance, can be delivered. When the guns fall silent – and they will do one day – it’ll be that common respect for human dignity that will provide a way forward. And for the healing process to begin,” said Mr Maurer.

In the meantime, the deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard declared Friday that there are tens of thousands of missiles in Lebanon ready to strike Israel.

“Hezbollah has 100,000 missiles that are ready to hit Israel to liberate the occupied Palestinian territories if the Zionist regime repeats its past mistakes,” Gen. Hossein Salami was quoted as saying by Tasnim, according to Reuters.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Salami warned that Israel’s occupied territories could come under attack if they make the “wrong move.”

“Today, the grounds for the annihilation and collapse of the Zionist regime are (present) more than ever,” he said.

Additionally, state TV reported Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani accused the West of trying to exploit differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims to divert attention from the Palestinian-Israel conflict.

“The global arrogance (the United States and its allies) wants to create discord among Muslims … Unity is the only way to restore stability in the region,” Rouhani said. “We stand with the dispossessed Palestinian nation.”

Rouhani spoke as tens of thousands of Iranians joined in an anti-Israel rally to express support for the Palestinians. The demonstrators shouted “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” and while they burned an Israeli flag.

“The Zionist regime (Israel) is a regional base for America and the global arrogance … Disunity and discord among Muslim and terrorist groups in the region … have diverted us from the important issue of Palestine,” Rouhani added.

Israeli opposition has been a policy of Tehran’s since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Shiite Muslim Iran has backed Palestinian and Lebanese militant groups who oppose peace with Israel.

Additional report from MSN

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