Palestine issue top priority of Muslim world: Iran Parliament speaker
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf has described Palestine as the foremost issue of the Muslim world, amid increasing Western support for the occupying Israeli regime.
Addressing the 16th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC) in Istanbul on Friday, Qalibaf urged Palestinians to pursue the path of resistance.
He said the Zionists’ invasion of the land of Palestine was a planned attempt, sponsored by arrogant powers, to conquer the entire Palestine and destroy the nation.
However, he added, the Zionists failed to achieve their ultimate goal and materialize their evil intention due to the epic resistance of the Palestinian people.
“Let us not forget that the issue of Palestine is the most important priority of the Muslim world. For more than seven decades, the world has been watching the brutal policies and measures of the Zionist regime in fundamental violation of the Palestinian people’s human rights and dignity,” he said.
“Resistance not only thwarted the project of the Zionist network, but we all see that the process of their retreat has begun and is advancing… The Palestinian people changed the destiny which had been designed for them through resistance. The continuation of the path of resistance leads to the destruction of the Zionist regime.”
Qalibaf further denounced recent normalization of relations between some Arab states and Tel Aviv.
“Although some people speak of compromise and peace with the Zionist regime out of desperation, it is on the verge of decline and they should not, willingly or unwillingly, add to the life of this regime. The condition for the final victory is the severance of the sinister line of compromise with the occupiers and the full assistance of the Palestinians in continuing resistance for the liberation of the holy al-Quds,” he emphasized.
The Iranian Parliament speaker also said the current crisis of Afghanistan, caused by twenty years of US-led foreign occupation, is one of the serious concerns of the Muslim Ummah, calling on Islamic countries to focus on providing Afghan people with humanitarian aid.