Rouhani: Palestinians must resist the Israeli regime

“The Zionist regime, thanks to support from the new rulers of the White House, is seeking to assert control over the entire region."

January 2, 2019 11:43
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Rouhani: Palestinians must resist the Israeli regime

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. (photo credit: BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)


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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with the Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhala in Tehran on Tuesday, according to a report by the Iranian network PressTV.

“The Zionist regime, thanks to support from the new rulers of the White House, is seeking to assert control over the entire region; and Palestine is a part of such a complex plot,” the Iranian leader said.

He added that resistance against the Israeli regime is the only way for Palestinians to gain their rights.

Rouhani also reiterated his support for the Palestinians and said that Iran has done so since the 1979 Revolution under the founding leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

“Undoubtedly, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support and principled policies have played a major role in thwarting attempts aimed at stripping the Palestinian nation of their rights,” al-Nakhala said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassem urged Muslims to unite against the the United States and Israel and their plot to cut off Palestinians from the Muslim world.

"This requires more unity in the Muslim world and all of us must make efforts to solve this big global problem," Qassem said, according to the report.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei also met with al-Nakhala on Monday and expressed a similar sentiment, proclaiming his continued support for the Palestinian people.

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