Iran: Nakba Day Reminiscent of Occupation, Massacre of Palestinians
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry in a statement said the Nakba Day is reminiscent of occupation, massacre and displacement of the main owners of Palestine by the usurper regime of Israel and beginning of a systematic process of gross violation of natural and basic rights of Palestinians.
"The criminal Zionists, with the support of some Western powers, usurped the Holy Land of Palestine by force through murder and looting and laid their permanent insecurity and instability in West Asian region in a way that their atrocities have continued ever after," the Iranian foreign ministry said in its statement on Friday.
Anniversary of 'Nakba Day' once again reminds the need for the human and legal duty of all governments and nations of the world in defense of the rights of oppressed Palestinian people and failure of international organizations and institutions to resolve one of the world's oldest humanitarian and political crises, the statement added.
It emphasized that the issue of Palestine is the first and fundamental issue of the Islamic world and considers the attempt of Zionist regime to cover up its atrocities in global arena as ‘doomed to failure’.
The statement said that the Iranian foreign ministry believes that any compromise with the sworn enemies of the Islamic Ummah would lay the ground for inhumane acts and human rights violations of the apartheid regime of Israel and Muslim nations and leaders must know that the only way to achieve rights of Palestinian people is the unity and amity of Islamic governments against oppressors and occupiers.
The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the establishment of stable and lasting peace in the Middle East will be achieved only through roots of the this crisis including end of the organized occupation of Palestine, return of refugees, determination of future of Palestine based on holding a national referendum with the participation of main residents of the land and finally, formation of an integrated and unified Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital, the statement concluded.
In relevant remarks on May 7, 2021, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a speech on the International Quds Day stressed that Israel is not a country but a terrorist base against the people of Palestine and other Muslim nations.
"Since the first day, the Zionists turned the usurped Palestine into a terrorist base. Israel is not a country, but a terrorist camp against the Palestinian nation and other Muslim nations," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
"Fighting against this despotic regime is fighting against oppression and terrorism. And this is a collective responsibility," the Supreme Leader added.
Ayatollah Khamenei assured that the countdown for the Zionist regime has already started and “it will never stop”.