Normalization of ties with Israel will increase regional problems: Iran president
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has warned Arab countries against the adverse consequences of normalizing ties with the Israeli regime, saying the issue of Palestine should be a top priority for all Muslim states.
Raeisi made the remarks in a meeting with new Palestinian Ambassador to Tehran Salam al-Zawawi on Tuesday.
“The move by some Arab countries to establish relations with the Zionist regime (Israel) will not only fail to ensure their protection and security, but will also double the problems of these states and those of the region and [other] Arab countries,” he said.
Faced with widespread protests by the Palestinian people and groups, the countries that normalized with Israel should know that “their treacherous act is rejected and condemned,” Raeisi said.
Raeisi added that unity and coherence among all Palestinian groups play a pivotal role in achieving victory against the Israeli regime.
The Iranian president said unity among all Palestinians would “ultimately fulfill the goal of liberating Quds al-Sharif” and it should not be disrupted by no means.
Four Arab countries – the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco – agreed to normalize relations with Israel under US-brokered agreements in 2020, when former US President Donald Trump was in office.
Spearheaded by the UAE, the move has sparked widespread condemnations from the Palestinians as well as nations and human rights advocates across the world, especially within the Muslim world.
Palestinians see the accords as a stab in their back and a direct affront to their cause to liberate their lands from Israeli occupation.