Iran will continue to support Palestine as one of its top foreign policy priorities: Supreme Leader’s aide

A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the issue of Palestine continues to be one of the top priorities of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy, adding that Iran will continue to support Palestinians both in words and deeds.

Ali Akbar Velayati made the remarks during a Sunday webinar held by the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening to mark the International Quds Day.

“The issue of Palestine is still one of the [most] important and prioritized issues for the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Velayati said, adding that Iran shares the same trench with its “Palestinian brethren,” not only in political and diplomatic arenas, but also in the actual field of action and [anti-Israel] resistance.

“Iran will stand with the Palestinian nation and resistance group until liberation of the [Jerusalem] al-Quds from occupation,” the Leader’s advisor said.

Velayati noted that “today, and pursuant to the efforts made by Palestinian resistance groups against the Zionist regime and due to security strategies used in the ‘field’ of struggle against this regime by the resistance front, the survival of this usurping regime is faced with serious challenges from within.”

He noted that the past defeats suffered by the Zionist regime in its wars against Lebanon and the Gaza Strip as well as its failure in Syria clearly prove correctness of a prediction by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution that “the Zionist regime will not see the next 25 years.”

“The official announcement of normalization of relations by some Arab countries with the apartheid Zionist regime within framework of [the former US President Donald Trump’s so-called] deal of the century was an act of treason to which, according to major polls, the biggest part of the Arab and Islamic public opinion is opposed,” Velayati noted.

He added that normalization of ties with Israel is like fire under the ashes and will in medium and long terms be faced with widespread opposition of people in those countries against their reactionary rulers.

“At no juncture of human history, we have witnessed such a prolonged, savage and violent process of occupation as carried out by the Zionist criminals. On the opposite, at few [historical] junctures we have seen such struggle and steadfastness that has been demonstrated by resistance groups against [Israeli] occupation. These struggles will finally bear fruit and we will witness the liberation of the occupied territories in not-so-far future,” the Leader’s aide said.

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