The Iranians in a resolution at the end of their Quds Day rallies across the country laid emphasis on the liberation of the holy city of Quds, freedom of the oppressed and defenseless Palestinian people from the occupation of the Zionist regime and efforts to annihilate the zionist regime which they described as a ‘cancerous tumor’, as the objectives of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, late Imam Khomeini.
They stressed reinvigorating their resolve and mobilizing all their capacities to materialize these goals.
They condemned the US relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Quds, and recognition of the holy city as the capital of the Zionist regime of Israel, calling the liberation of Quds and supporting Palestinians as the top priority of the Muslim world.
The Iranian demonstrators also denounced the plan introduced by the US President Donald Trump on Palestine known as the Deal of the Century.
Calling it a “conspiracy”, they declared that the only solution to the Palestinian issue is the return of Palestinians to their territories and holding a free, inclusive referendum on the fate of the country.
They said Palestine is the key to solidarity of the Islamic Ummah, and condemned the attempts by some Arab states to reconcile with the Zionist regime.
They referred to the defeat of Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and Syria and failure of the Saudi regime in its aggression on Yemen despite the support of the US and the Zionist regime as instances of achievements made by the resistance front.
The Iranian demonstrators also condemned the US lack of commitment to the nuclear deal and imposing new sanctions on Iran, and called on the country’s government to pursue the instructions and recommendations of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
Millions of Iranians from all walks of life took to city streets all over the country to show their full and everlasting support for the oppressed Palestinian nation against Israeli occupation and aggressions, specially its recent massacre of the Palestinians in Gaza.
People in large groups of tens of thousands in Tehran and other cities across the country converged in main city squares on the International Quds Day on Friday to condemn Israeli occupation and its recent massacre of Palestinian demonstrators in the Great March of Return as well as those who were protesting against the US move to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
Recent months have seen a major escalation of violence in Gaza, with more than 120 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since the end of March, when the Great March of Return demonstrations began.
In Tehran, demonstrators congregated at the University of Tehran, the site of Friday prayers for the past three decades.
Head of the Intifada and Quds Headquarters Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said on Saturday the International Quds Day rallies would be held in tens of parts and nations of the world on Friday to voice support for the defenseless Palestinian people and condemn the Zionist regime’s atrocities.
He also said that nearly 900 Iranian cities would witness popular rallies in support of the defenseless people in Gaza before the Friday prayers ceremonies.
Sharif stated that some 5,300 Iranian and foreign reporters, including 160 foreign photojournalists and reporters, would cover the International Quds Day rallies in Iran on Friday.
The International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab countries around the world, specially in Iran, as well as a large number of non-Muslim states.
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.