Iran predicts failure of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 21, 2013 18:05

Iran predicted on Sunday that the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would fail, saying Israel would never agree to withdraw from "occupied Arab lands," AFP reported.

"Past experience shows that the occupying Zionist regime is basically not ready to pay the price for peace since war mongering and occupation lie at its very core," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi was quoted by Iranian media as saying.

Tehran expressed its opposition to the US-mediated resumption of talks, and ruled out a two-state solution.

Iran's preferred solution, according to Araqchi, is "the end of occupation... self-determination for the Palestinians, the return of all refugees to their ancestral land, and the creation of an integrated Palestine with Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital."


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