President Urges Huge Quds Day Rallies in Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for massive participation of people in the upcoming nationwide demonstrations to mark the International Quds Day, which falls on July 1.
Speaking on the sidelines of a cabinet session in Tehran, President Rouhani called for stronger “unity and solidarity” among Muslims, either in Iran or abroad, at this year’s mass rallies on Quds Day to support the oppressed Palestinian nation and the liberation of al-Quds.
He also lashed out at the Israeli regime for hatching a plot to consign its crimes to oblivion by fomenting terrorism in the region, inciting clashes among the Muslim countries and triggering conflicts within the Muslim societies and between Muslims and Christians.
“We should not let the immense crimes of the Zionists slip into oblivion or let the oppressed people of Palestine, who have been displaced from their homes for some 70 years, feel disappointed,” President Rouhani added.
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 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.