TEHRAN (Iran News) – Zionists Accountable for Abducting Iranian Diplomats. The Zionist regime rudely commits any crime with broad smile as the world community and especially international bodies like the United Nations are just lookers-on and they let the regime continue atrocities comfortably.
On July 4, Iran marked anniversary of abduction of its four diplomats in Lebanon whose fates are still unknown since July 4, 1982 but all are aware that the Zionists and their supporters are behind this abduction.
On Sunday and on the occasion of 39th anniversary of abduction of the kidnapped Iranian diplomats, Iran’s foreign ministry in a statement said Israel and its supporters are politically and legally responsible for the fate of four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon in 1982.
The statement said, “Since the Zionist regime occupied Lebanon in 1982, it bears political and legal responsibility for the abduction of [Iranian] diplomats and the Zionist regime and its terrorism-sponsoring supporters are liable for this measure. Unfortunately, the Zionist regime has not been accountable in this case, and this is why the process of revealing facts and various aspects of this incident has been so slow.”
On July 4, 1982, the year Israel invaded Lebanon, Ahmad Motevasselian, Seyyed Mohsen Mousavi, Taqi Rastegar Moqaddam and Kazem Akhavan were kidnapped by a group of gunmen backed by Israel at an inspection post in northern Lebanon.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly announced that there is evidence to prove that the [kidnapped] diplomats were handed over to Israeli forces after the abduction and were subsequently transferred to the Zionist regime’s prisons,” the statement read.
Iran, it added, has gone to great lengths since the abduction, given the humanitarian, legal and political dimensions of the criminal incident, and has put on its agenda the pursuit of the issue through regional and international avenues.
The ministry once again called on the United Nations secretary general as well as international and human rights organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to pay more serious attention to the abduction of its diplomats by Israel.
In a letter to Secretary General Antonio Guterres in July 2020, Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi said Tehran believes the diplomats were handed over to Israeli forces immediately after the abduction in a region controlled by Israel at the time.
Iran has called on the United Nations to help set up a fact-finding committee to shed light on the fate of four Iranian diplomats kidnapped in Lebanon about 40 years ago.
“Evidence shows they have been held in Israeli prisons, and are still alive,” the Iranian envoy said.
Despite Iran’s efforts and call for the fate of the diplomats, international bodies have decided to remain silent or not to involve in this issue in order to please the Zionists and their supporters.
As long as the UN remains passive and silent against such crimes, it will embolden both the Zionists and the world powers to dictate the rule of jungle and the idea of “might is right”, and regimes like the Zionist can misuse this attitude to continue their crimes.
The Unite Nations and international bodies should take firmer stands against such crimes otherwise they will turn into just showcases for some diplomats for only chatting and spending their times in New York or other cities that the UN offices are located there with no output for the nations.
The Islamic Republic still points its figure to the Zionists as the main culprits of this abduction and it believes the diplomats are hostages of the Zionists. So Iran expects the UN to launch at least some fact-finding committee to start probe but this decision and action first needs courage that it seems the UN lacks it because of the world arrogance and Zionists’ pressures and influence.
The Islamic Republic will never forget the fate of its abducted diplomats and will strive to learn their fates sooner or later, and God willing, one day it will show the world the true nature of the Zionists by revealing the fact behind this abduction, no matter whether the international bodies involve in finding it or not.
Of course the true nature of the Zionists has been exposed to the world people through its atrocities against the Palestinians but this is the governments which should take action against the crimes of Zionists because one day, they themselves may become the victims of the Zionists.