The full message of Dr. Pirhossein Kolivand to Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger reads as follows:
Dear Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger,
President of the International Committee of the Red Cross,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my respect for you and your colleagues.
As you know, in the last few days we have seen images and reports which are utterly horrific. Massive attacks against civilians in Gaza have led to the killing and wounding of hundreds of innocent civilians. If this situation continues to escalate, undoubtedly more civilians will severe suffer immensely.
Iranian Red Crescent Society, such as the ICRC, is extremely concerned by alarming intensification of armed violence in Gaza.
We believe that The ICRC, as the trustee of Geneva Convention and IHL Rules and Principles, will make every effort to reduce negative humanitarian impacts of this terrible situation.
I, hereby, as the President of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, and the President of the Iranian National Committee of the IHL, request you to use all necessary measures to stop the attacks on civilians. We think that Humanitarian Diplomacy could mitigate the negative impact of the current humanitarian crises and these protracted armed conflicts.
In our role as a National Society in the region, we are ready to cooperate with the ICRC and its delegations in region to dispatch humanitarian aid and consignment for the Palestinian affected people. We are sure that the joint cooperation between the two organizations can save the lives of many civilians and defenseless people in Gaza.
I would like to appreciate all humanitarian practitioners who endanger their lives for providing humanitarian services and once again I declare our full readiness for any cooperation to send humanitarian aid and assistance.
Dr. Pir hossein Kolivand