2021-February-28 22:40
2020-May-22  11:01

Larijani Calls Deal of Century Violator of Palestinians’ Rights

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that annexation of the West Bank to Israel is part of the satanic scheme dubbed as ‘Deal of Century’, and that it will violate every right of the Palestinian nation.

Speaking in Qom on Thursday, he said that the so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ violates all rights of the Palestinians adding that European countries fail to resist the US dictates and most of the Arab regimes are the lackeys of the US in the issue of Palestine.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that despite all attempts by the US, Israel and their regional allies, the Palestinian issue will never be forgotten.

Although some Arab countries had coordinated themselves in the past with the Camp David Accord and recently with the policies of Saudi regime, with Israel and against the Palestinian cause, the issue of Palestine is not the issue that will be fallen into oblivion by these methods, Zarif said in a TV program on Wednesday night on the occasion of the International Quds Day (May22).

He described the issue of Palestine as a priority of Iran’s foreign policy both for government and people of the country since the time of the late Imam Khomeini up to the present time, and stressed, “Given its concern for the Islamic world, the Islamic Revolution of Iran should stand up for the inalienable and legitimate rights of Palestinian people.”

The International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel's occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, specially in Iran, as well as a large number of non-Muslim states.

The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.