Iran has hosted an international conference on the anti-Israeli resistance of the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The international event dubbed “Gaza the Symbol of Resistance,” was held in Tehran on Sunday, sponsored by the Iranian Society for the Defense of the Palestinian Nation in cooperation with Quds News Agency and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization.
Addressing the conference, Iran’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said the Israeli regime only follows aggressive and cruel policies and has no fate but to collapse.
“We have no doubt that the resistance [front] will achieve victory (in the face of the Israeli regime),” he added.
He pointed to efforts made by Arab countries, particularly Egypt, to liberate Palestine and said, “These countries tried to advance negotiations and the fight for Palestine’s liberation on the basis of the Arab nationalism, but they failed.”
However, resistance movements, which have been founded in recent decades, have managed to form the Palestinian resistance based on the Islamic values, the Iranian official emphasized.
Salehi, who is also the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said the Israeli regime has now influence in the US and other countries, but it would soon be defeated, because it is going astray.
For her part, Secretary General of the Iranian Society for the Defense of the Palestinian Nation Zahra Mostafavi said the conference is underway in Iran at a time that countries in the Middle East, particularly Palestine, are experiencing new developments.
“Regional equations have completely changed and the resistance front has succeeded in creating a new balance with the Zionist enemy,” Mostafavi said.
She added that the US government, as the main and most important supporter of the Israeli regime, has suffered defeat in regional countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, adding that the US-proposed “deal of the century” for Palestine was nothing but a plot, which has been made ineffective even before its implementation.
In a related front, on December 22, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the criminal acts of Israel against Palestinians must be heard by the entire world, denouncing the brutalities of Tel Aviv to crack down on the oppressed Palestinian nation.
“Supporting the deprived people of Palestine is a responsibility for every conscientious human,” Larijani said in a meeting with a visiting group of Palestinian MPs.
Referring to the crimes committed by the “Zionist regime”, especially in the Gaza Strip, Larijani pointed out “the criminal acts of this regime must be heard by the entire world.”
He said disclosing and revealing the regime’s crimes against the deprived people of Palestine will provide more support to the Palestinian cause.
“I hope that all regional countries and the whole world would further increase their support for Palestinian resistance in order for them to be strengthened,” the Iranian top legislator undermined.
In the meeting, the head of the Palestinian parliamentary group, Mahmoud al-Zahar, lauded the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying “al-Quds issue brings together the freedom-seeking people of the whole world, and I must thank the Islamic Republic’s positions towards the Palestinian people here.”
“Iran’s stances at the United Nations on US-drafted anti-Palestinian resolutions is also praiseworthy,” al-Zahar pointed out.
At the end of the meeting, the head of the Palestinian parliamentary group invited Larijani to visit the Gaza Strip.
Earlier on December 4, Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the democratic solution to the Palestinian issue is a Palestinian referendum with participation of native population, rejecting any place for Zionists in Palestine’s future.
As the Secretary General of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada (Uprising), Amir Abdollahian hailed the resistance of Palestinians against Israel’s brutal killing and kidnapping of Palestinians.
“A Palestinian referendum with participation of original inhabitants of Palestine, including Muslims, Jews and Christians, is a democratic solution to the Palestinian issue,” he said in a meeting with the representative of Palestinians resistance group, Hamas, Khaled Ghadoomi in Tehran.
He further noted that the Palestinians’ right to self-determination, an immediate halt to Jewish settlements and Zionist regime’s aggression, and the return of the refugees to their motherland should be taken into account by the United Nations.
Ghadoomi, for his part, expressed his appreciation to the recent stances of Iran’s Leader on supporting the Palestinian people, quoting some of Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks as saying “according to the Leader, in the recent Zionist regime’s war against the Palestinians, after 2 days, they suffered a crushing defeat, indicating the growing weakness of the Zionist regime.”
Ghadoomi further said that the recent defeat of the Zionist regime was obtained as a result of the Palestinian Resistance movement, adding that Resistance and its firm stance is a serious challenge for the Zionists.
He went on to condemn the approach of the US and its allies in the region.
Earlier in July, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that the US and Israeli plots to judaize the Palestinian lands and implement Trump’s Deal of Century plan are just a dream that will never come true.
“Judaization of Palestine is a disturbed dream. Neither that nor the Deal of Century will come true,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Ayatollah Khamenei had stated similar remarks a week before that, when he underlined that the US dreams to implement the ‘deal of the century’ plot in the Palestinian territories would never come true, stressing that Quds would remain the Palestinians’ capital forever.
“Now, the Americans have named their satanic policy on Palestine as the deal of the century and with God’s help, this deal of the century will never be materialized and despite the American statesmen’s desire, the Palestinian issue will not be forgotten and Quds will remain as the Palestinians’ capital,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing officials of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization in Tehran.
He blasted certain Muslim governments for assisting Washington in implementing its plots against the region, and said, “The Islamic Ummah and the Palestinian nation will gain victory against their enemies and will see the day when the fake Zionist regime will be uprooted in the Palestinian territories.”
Also, in September 2015, Ayatollah Khamenei described Israel as a “fake” regime, and said there would not be any Israel in 25 years from now.
“Some of the Zionists have said that given the results of the nuclear negotiations (between Tehran and the world powers), they have been relieved of concerns about Iran for 25 years, but we tell them that basically, you will not see the next 25 years and with God’s grace, nothing under the name of the Zionist regime will exist in the region by then,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranians in Tehran.
He added that the heroic spirit and morale of Muslim fighters would not let the Zionists feel comfort and tranquility in the next 25 years.
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei warned of the US endless enmity towards the Iranian nation, and said even after the nuclear agreement, whose fate is not yet clear in Iran and the US, the Americans have been hatching plots and approving a bill in the congress against Iran.
He described national might as the only way to end the US plots, and said a strong economy, growing scientific progress and maintaining and reinvigorating the revolutionary spirit and morale of the people, especially the youth, are among ways to boost national might and power.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated the need for vigilance against the US plots to influence Iran, and said Tehran had only entered negotiations with Washington just on the nuclear issue “and we will not negotiate with the US in other fields”.