Iran president urges cooperation among Muslim nations to deter Israel
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has urged greater cooperation among Muslim nations to defend the rights of the oppressed Palestinians and to deter the Israeli regime from continuing its violent crimes.
Speaking to Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said over the phone on Wednesday, President Raeisi slammed “brutal crimes” of the Israeli regime against “defenseless fasting Palestinian people.”
“There is no doubt that the cooperation, solidarity, and consensus among Muslim countries will be effective in deterring the aggression of the Zionists and realizing the legal rights of the Palestinian nation,” Raeisi said.
The remarks come as the Israeli regime forces have in recent months ramped up ferocious attacks on Palestinian towns and cities throughout the occupied territories.
As a result of these attacks, dozens of Palestinians have lost their lives and many others have been arrested during raids that have focused mostly on the occupied West Bank.
The attacks have seen an alarming surge during the fasting month of Ramadan this year with Israeli forces launching violent assaults against al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, in the occupied city of al-Quds, and arresting worshippers during prayers.
The Israeli forces beat and arrested dozens of defenseless Palestinian worshippers during the raids that drew strong condemnation from Muslim countries across the globe.
Observers believe the rise of the new Muslim alliance in the region can help boost the front against the Israeli occupiers.
The Sultan of Oman also condemned the desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque during his conversation with the Iranian president, noting that Muscat will keep its stance on the Palestinian issue until the rights of Palestinians are restored.