Iran: Muslims must foil Israeli plot

Mottaki urges Arab League to discuss Jerusalem, settlement construction.

March 26, 2010 14:25
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Former Iranian foreign minister Manoucher Mottaki.

Mottaki has a fit 311 187. (photo credit: AP)


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Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki called on the international community to "foil an Israeli plot to change the identity of Jerusalem," Iranian Press TV news agency reported on Friday.

"The expansion of Jewish settlements, the destruction of Islamic and Christian structures and the construction of new synagogues in Jerusalem have unveiled the Israeli plot, Mottaki reportedly said, "which, unfortunately, has been approved by Washington."

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The Israeli plot will have "dangerous consequences," Mottaki warned. He urged Arab states to put the issue high on the agenda of the Arab League conference, which is underway in Libya.

"Unfortunately, the recent developments and comments made over the past few months by the officials of the Zionist regime, clearly show the seriousness of the occupiers' plot to give a Zionist identity to the first kiblah of Muslims," Mottaki was quoted as saying Thursday.

According to the report, the Iranian minister went on to say that, "This has raised the alarm for people across the globe and has highlighted the necessity of taking serious measures and maximizing potential in all Muslim nations.”

Mottaki also called for the formation of a committee consisting of the foreign ministers of the Arab League and the Organization of the Islamic Conference member states to discuss the latest developments in Jerusalem.

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