Zarif: Palestine Is Iran’s Foreign Policy Priority



Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif stressed Tuesday that Palestine is a priority for Iran’s foreign affairs, noting that following up the Palestinian cause is a serious concern of the Islamic Republic.

“Palestine is still an important issue of Islamic world, and is a priority for Iran’s foreign policy, and Palestinian developments are closely watched by the government,” Zarif said addressing a meeting of Palestinian activists in Beirut.

“Zionist regime is the most dangerous threat to the global peace; the foster-child of colonialism, the regime is a nuclear power with 200 nuclear warhead; it had largely been unscathed thanks to the US vetoing of international resolutions in the UN for its atrocities it unleashed upon Palestinians,” the Iranian official said.

“However, the threat has not been dealt with by Islamic countries with seriousness, with some even downplaying the threat, shifting the blame on other issues in the region,” Zarif underscored, adding that “no threat would be more dangerous and pernicious than the Zionist regime.”

Iran’s top diplomat said that Takfirism had distorted the true image of Islam, stressing that “national dialogues in Syria and Yemen would provide solutions to crises, and foreign powers would only facilitate the process and should avoid fueling the hostilities.”

Zarif – heading a delegation – is paying an official visit to Lebanon after the election of President Michel Aoun.

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