Iran president: Crimes by Daesh, Israel is Western design
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has held Western spy services and the Israeli regime responsible for violent raids by Israeli forces against Palestinian worshippers at the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Raeisi made the remarks during a ceremony in Tehran to mark Laylat al-Qadr or the Night of Destiny, a holy night in which the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) some 14 centuries ago.
Raeisi also blamed the West for recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. He described the Daesh terrorist group as the offspring of Western spy services and the Israeli regime.
“We are now witnessing crimes, similar to those perpetrated by Daesh members, being committed against Muslims and worshippers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound as well as in mosques in Afghanistan,” Raeisi said.
Iran’s president urged the ruling authorities in Kabul to protect the lives of all Afghans, including minority Shias.
“We are demanding the current [Taliban] rulers of Afghanistan to protect the lives of Muslim people, who are getting killed in mosques while fasting, and to prevent rogue elements who viciously target ordinary people and public security,” he asserted.
Raeisi noted that unity and solidarity were increasing among Muslim nations, saying it would lead to the complete liberation of al-Quds, and restoration of the rights of Palestinians after more than 70 years of struggle against the occupiers.
He also called for the mass participation of people in International Quds Day rallies in Iran and other countries.
Every year on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, rallies are held worldwide to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for the liberation of occupied territories.
Millions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including Muslims and non-Muslims, take to the streets to denounce Israel’s atrocities against the people of Palestine.
This year’s Quds Day rallies will be held across the world on Friday, April 30.