May 11, 2022 14:10 UTC
  • Iran condemns Israeli killing of Al Jazeera reporter

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned the deliberate shooting at Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli military forces that resulted in the death of the reporter in the occupied West Bank.

According to Tasnim News Agency, in a statement on Wednesday, the spokesman strongly condemned the killing of Abu Akleh at the hands of the Zionist regime’s forces.

Offering his condolences to the late journalist’s family, Al Jazeera, and reporters committed to the cause of Palestine and holy al-Quds across the world, Khatibzadeh decried such a criminal act by the Zionist regime as a testimony to Israel’s disregard for the role and place of the media, the press and the journalists in enlightening the public opinion.

Contrary to the false claims by the Zionism’s propaganda machine and its affiliated media, the Israeli regime is afraid of accurate news and stories and has gone over the limit by killing the journalists, Khatibzadeh added.

The spokesman called on international organizations, human rights institutions and international media unions to conduct an independent investigation into the martyrdom of Shireen Abu Akleh, stressing that the Zionist regime must be held accountable for such a crime.

Khatibzadeh also slammed the proposal for the Zionist regime’s investigation into the case as an attempt to shift the blame on others and shirk responsibility, saying the proposal lacks any validity.