Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says Washington’s main obsession is providing security for Israel rather than establishing peace in the Middle East.
“The process of peace talks shows that the fate of Palestine has not been the obsession for the West and they have only been seeking to provide security for Israel sometimes through wars and sometimes through peace,” Larijani said on Wednesday.
He stated that the US has been leading efforts to support Israel through brokering the peace talks.
Peace talks between Israel and Palestinians stopped in December 2008 after Israel launched a deadly attack on the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to resume direct peace talks in Washington on September 2.
Democratically elected Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says the Palestinian Authority’s decision to resume direct talks with Israel is doomed to fail.
Senior Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says the upcoming direct talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel are illegitimate and a result of US coercion.
“These negotiations are taking place by force of coercion and with an American summons,” the head of Hamas’ political bureau told reporters in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, the Canadian Press news agency reported.