Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a post on X social media platform on Monday, which marked World Children’s Day.
“As the United Nations secretary general has unequivocally said, Gaza has turned into a graveyard for children,” Iran’s top diplomat said, citing comments made by Antonio Guterres.
“Gaza is becoming a graveyard for children. Hundreds of girls and boys are reportedly being killed or injured every day,” the UN chief told reporters in early November, adding that the Israeli regime is simultaneously targeting “civilians, hospitals, refugee camps, mosques, churches, and UN facilities – including shelters. No one is safe.”
“More than 5,500 Palestinian children have been martyred in the Zionist regime’s attacks,” Iran’s foreign minister added.
“In the absence of practical and urgent measures by the international community to protect the lives of Palestinian children, World Children’s Day will be [nothing more than] a big and deplorable tragedy,” Amir-Abdollahian warned.
The Israeli war on Gaza has seen the regime simultaneously targeting civilians, hospitals, refugee camps, mosques, churches, and UN facilities, including shelters where displaced people have taken refuge.