Iran’s Armed Forces Reaffirm Support for Palestine
- June, 28, 2016 - 14:33
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Armed Forces General Staff released a statement on the occasion of the International Quds Day, emphasizing that support for Palestine and the Palestinian Intifada will remain on Iran’s agenda.
“The Islamic Republic’s support for Palestine, the Intifada discourse and the Islamic resistance is based upon the values and beliefs… and is in line with rationality and the Islamic world’s national interests,” the Armed Forces General Staff said in a statement on Tuesday, adding that the support will continue to be on the agenda.
It also described the “cause of liberation of al-Quds and the Palestinian nation” as the overriding issue of the Muslim world.
The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.
The day is also seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.