Iranian Speaker: Possible N. Deal Not to Affect Tehran’s Support for Palestine
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani described the Palestinian issue as strategic for Tehran, and said the possible nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers will leave no impact on the country’s support for Palestine.
“The nuclear issue, if resolved or not, will not change the Iranian nation’s determination to support the Palestinian nation,” Larijani told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.
He underlined that defending the Palestinian nation is an Islamic responsibility and is considered as a holy cause for the Iranian nation.
Larijani also expressed the hope that the International Quds Day rallies will be massively staged across the world, specially in Iran.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.
International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas.
Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held every year on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, and especially in Iran.