CAPE TOWN-- South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has condemned "in the strongest terms possible" the latest violence in Gaza which she labelled as violent aggression.
The Minister told the media here Tuesday that the use of lethal force by the Israeli Defence Force against Palestinian men, women and children on the Gaza Strip was "unacceptable".
The South African government on Monday announced its recall of its ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, with immediate effect following Israel's deadly attack on Palestinian protesters in Gaza earlier that day.
The Minister reiterated that South Africa's view is that the Israeli Defence Force must withdraw from the Gaza Strip and bring to an end the violent and destructive incursions into Palestinian territories.
Sisulu said she has also urged the US government to reconsider the decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. We wish to urge the US to reconsider its position and seek to implement the Iran Nuclear Deal.
She said the US decision shows re-emergence of "rabid unilateralism" and is "self-seeking" as it is taking the world backwards and into the brink of conflict and tensions. She added that the agreement represents a major achievement in nuclear non-proliferation and diplomacy, and has contributed to regional and international peace and security.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK