Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday denounced the reconciliation plans with Israel and urged resistance to liberate the Palestinian occupied territories.
The earlier “reconciliation” plans for the cause of Palestine have proved “wrong” and the recent efforts to show friendship with the Palestinians is aimed to divert the course of resistance through the secret deals with the enemies, Khamenei made the remarks in the opening ceremony of a conference on Palestine in the Iranian capital Tehran.
“The resistance will never be the subject of prey (to the plots), and the third Intifada will be another defeat for the Zionist regime (of Israel),” he said according to the supreme leader’s official website.
Khamenei said the creation of Israel has been the plot hatched by extra-regional powers, and “this has caused the fake being (Israel) to replace the real being (Palestine)” in the region.
He advised the Islamic states to avoid getting engaged in “useless” crises and differences among themselves and, instead, to concentrate on the issue of Palestine as the core issue of Islam.
“Otherwise, the potentials and capabilities of the nations will go waste in the face of vain struggles, which would provide opportunities for the Zionist regime to become even stronger,” he was quoted as saying.
The efforts to liberate Palestine should be the touchstone for unity among all the Muslim and freethinking nations, he said.
The Iranian top leader also urged “all the Islamic and national movements to serve the cause of Palestine” and stressed that “the degrees to which the Islamic republic will maintain relationships with the resistant groups depend on their adherence to the principles of resistance.”
The two-day Tehran conference on Palestine, dubbed the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, seeks to show solidarity with the Palestinians in the face of Israeli occupation and expansion of Jewish settlement in their lands.
According to Press TV, around 700 foreign guests and representatives of the pro-Palestinian organizations will take part in the event.
Among other participants in the conference on Tuesday were senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani. Enditem