Speaker Terms Palestine "Islamic Unity’s Center of Gravity”
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian parliament speaker reaffirmed Tehran’s commitment to support the Palestinian nation, and described the issue of Palestine as the center of gravity in the unity of the Muslim nations.
“The Islamic unity’s center of gravity is the support for the oppressed Palestinian nation’s cause and rights, and for the liberation of holy al-Quds,” Ali Larijani said in a meeting with Chairman of the Palestinian National Council (PNA) Salim Zanoun, in Tehran on Tuesday.
He further stressed that Iran’s view on Palestine emanates from the Islamic Revolution’s aspirations, and described the support for the Palestinian nation as a “humanitarian and Islamic duty”.
“The Islamic countries should not stay silent about the Zionists’ brutal acts,” the Iranian speaker pointed out.
Zanoun, for his part, appreciated Iran for lending its moral support to the Palestinians, and stated, “The US and the Zionist regime (of Israel) seek to distract the public opinion from the issue of Palestine by creating rift among the Muslims, but the Islamic Republic of Iran has practically supported us.”
In relevant remarks on January 19, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had also warned that the enemies of Islam are attempting to divert attention from the issue of Palestine, cautioning that the enemies aim to trigger civil wars in the Muslim countries, to aggravate rifts and to promote Takfiri and extremist beliefs in order to achieve their vicious purpose.
The growing trend in religious differences among Muslims and internal skirmish in the Islamic nations over the past few years has been indeed the global tyrants’ reaction to a surge in the Islamic awakening movements, the Leader stated at the time.