Iranian foreign minister calls for immediate action to counter Israeli aggression against Palestinians


Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has called for immediate action by world states and international organizations, especially the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to address the brutality of the Israeli regime against the Palestinians in the occupied territories.

He made the remarks during an online ceremony in support of Palestine on Thursday evening, on the eve of International Quds Day.

Amir-Abdollahian pointed out that the Tel Aviv regime seeks to compensate for the failure of the so-called “deal of the century”, which was unilaterally announced by former US President Donald Trump in 2020 and was followed by a immediate reaction of the Palestinians.

The senior Iranian diplomat stressed that the regime’s normalization plans in the region will fail as the Palestinian nation’s resistance will not be extinguished.

He went on to say that Tehran believes resistance against the occupiers of the holy city of al-Quds is the most promising path to Palestinian freedom.

Amir-Abdollahian also referred to the political plan proposed by the Islamic Republic of Iran to resolve the Palestinian issue, which was proposed by the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, ten years ago.

The plan, registered with the United Nations Secretariat, is based on ending the Israeli occupation, returning Palestinian refugees to their ancestral homeland, holding a referendum with the participation of all original residents of the territories Palestinians and the formation of an elected majority political system.

Amir-Abdollahian said Palestinian resolve is at its peak as the Zionist regime has fallen to its weakest position.

The Iranian Foreign Minister also stressed Tehran’s continued support for the oppressed Palestinian nation, noting that the Islamic Republic will continue its support for the Palestinians until an independent sovereign state is established on the Palestinian mainland.

Iran FM: Lebanon is at the forefront of resistance against Israel

On the other hand, Amir-Abdollahian hailed the resistance of the Lebanese nation, the army and the popular resistance movement Hezbollah against the Israeli regime, stressing that Lebanon plays an important role in the Arab world.

During a telephone conversation on Thursday, the Iranian Foreign Minister and his Lebanese counterpart Abdallah Bouhabib discussed the Palestinian issue, regional and international developments and bilateral relations.

Amir-Abdollahian condemned the latest wave of Israeli attacks against Palestinian worshipers in the compound of al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied old city of al-Quds and called on the OIC to take urgent action against such Israeli atrocities.

He said Lebanon stood at the forefront of the anti-Israel resistance campaign, praising the Lebanese nation, Hezbollah, and the country’s armed forces for their steadfastness against the occupation regime in Tel Aviv.

Bouhabib, for his part, strongly condemned the Israeli crimes in the al-Aqsa mosque and called for the unity of the Muslim world in favor of Palestine and the protection of the holy site.

Iran hails Malaysia’s support for Palestine

In addition, Amir-Abdollahian thanked his Malaysian counterpart for condemning Israel’s acts of aggression and for Kuala Lumpur’s efforts on behalf of the oppressed Palestinian people.

In the phone talks, the Iranian foreign minister referred to International Quds Day and the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, praising Malaysia’s condemnation of the Israeli regime’s measures.

Amir-Abdollahian welcomed a meeting of the OIC Special Committee on Palestine, saying Iran believes the event should be held at cabinet level given the sensitivity of the Palestinian issue.

He referred to Malaysia’s membership of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on authorities in the Southeast Asian country to seize the opportunity to condemn Israel and lift the crippling Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip.

“We strongly oppose the decision of some countries to normalize their relations with the fake Israeli regime,” the Iranian foreign minister said.

Saifuddin Abdullah, for his part, congratulated Amir-Abdollahian on the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.

He stressed the need for joint efforts by both OIC parties to pursue the Palestinian cause, adding that his country has good relations with all Palestinian groups.

Abdullah said Malaysia will never allow the Palestinian issue to fall into oblivion and will never allow the Israeli regime’s normalization plans to succeed.


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