Iran Leader urges Muslim world to cut ties with Israel
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the elites of the Muslim world should push their governments to cut relations with Israel over the regime’s atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza.
Speaking at a meeting with a group of commanders and personnel of the Iranian Air Force in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei warned about the “humanitarian catastrophes” unfolding in Gaza.
He stated that nations are capable of pressing their governments to end their support for the Israeli regime, which is committing its genocide with US support.
Although this “cruel and wolflike” regime has taken the lives of women, children and the sick and killed more than 20,000 people, some Muslim countries still provide it with economic aid and even weapons, the Leader noted.
“A decisive blow does not mean going to war with the Zionist regime (Israel), but it means cutting off the economic relations with it,” he said.
The meeting was held on the anniversary of a historic development that came days before the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution that overthrew the former US-backed Pahlavi regime.
The event saw Homafaran, Pahlavi’s air force officers, breaking away from the monarchical regime and pledging allegiance to the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader warned of the enemy’s “specific plot” against the Iranian elites inside and outside the country, saying the enemy primarily seeks to prevent the elites’ growing role in the country and raise doubts among them.
He urged the Iranian elites to thwart the enemy’s plots aimed at raising doubts in the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei asserted that national power boosts national security, saying that the enemy’s plots will be neutralized when it witnesses the Iranian people’s presence and preparedness as well as the Islamic establishment’s power.
He added that the elites can play a major role in high-turnout parliamentary elections on March 1, whose outcomes, he contended, would boost national might.
He further said the elites’ negligence toward their duties would lead to a devastating blow to the Iranian nation.