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2022-May-13  17:32

Leader: Arab States Should Take Explicit Political Action against Israel's Crimes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said that the Arab World should take serious political decision against the Israeli regime's crimes on Palestinian territories.

Ayatollah Khamenei receive Sheikh Tamin and his accompanying delegation on Thursday evening.

During the meeting, the Supreme Leader emphasized increasing political and economic cooperation between Iran and Qatar.

Referring to the fact that the solution to the regional issues is holding dialogues without foreign intervention, the Supreme Leader said "the Arab World was expected to enter the political action field against the obvious crimes committed by the Zionist Regime against the Palestinian people".

He said that the strength and sustainability of relations between Iran and Qatar is in the interest of both countries, adding that the current level of economic relationship was low and should be multiplied.

Ayatollah Khamenei expressed the hope that the Qatari Emir’s visit of Tehran would be a new starting point for expansion of cooperation between the two states.

He lauded Sheikh Tamim’s condemnation of the crimes committed by the Israeli  Regime, and underlined that "the decades-long oppression by the devil Zionists against the Palestinian people was a bitter reality and a blow to the Muslims and the Arab world".

The support from some Arab states for the Palestinian people in the last year incident in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Holy Quds didn’t even match the Europeans’ support.

The region didn’t need foreign intervention for management, the Supreme Leader underscored, adding that "the Zionists cause corruption everywhere they go and they cannot provide power or advantage for countries".

He also urged the implementation of the agreements made between Iran and Qatar with a specific timing.

The Qatari Emir, for his part, highlighted the Supreme Leader’s status in the Muslim World, and said that the crime committed by the Israeli regime in Palestine were tragic and everyone should stand against them.

He expressed regret over the killing of a female journalist in Jenin by the Israeli military forces.

Sheikh Tamim said that the solution to the issues of the countries in the region, including Syria, Iraq and Yemen, was through dialogue.

The Qatari Emir arrived in Tehran on at the head of a high-profile political and economic delegation. He has also met with Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi.

Sheikh Tamim was welcomed by Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Mokhber upon his arrival in Tehran.

The visit follows a trip by President Rayeesi to Doha in February, where he met senior Qatari officials and attended the sixth summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

Rayeesi's visit was the first to Qatar by an Iranian president in 11 years. During the trip, Tehran and Doha signed 14 memoranda of understanding in the fields of aviation, trade, shipping, media, cancellation of visa requirements, electricity, standards, education and culture.

Qatar has good ties with Iran, with which it shares a giant gas field.

Tehran stood by Doha after Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies imposed a boycott on Qatar in mid-2017.

Recently, Iran has voiced its preparedness to provide Qatar with whatever assistance it needs to better and more magnificently host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to take place from November 21 to December 18 this year in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

One option under discussion is the use of Iranian hotels on Kish Island, a thirty-five-minute flight from Doha to make up for Qatar’s limited hotel capacity.