Supporting Palestine Inherent in Iran’s Policy: Spokesman

Supporting Palestine Inherent in Iran’s Policy: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – One of the fundamental principles of Iran’s foreign policy is providing support for the Palestinian people and resistance groups, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson said, noting that this unshakable approach won’t change after the recent loss of the president and foreign minister.

Speaking to reporters at a weekly press conference on Monday, Nasser Kanaani said the presence of over 60 high-ranking foreign delegations in Tehran in the commemorative ceremonies for late President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian illustrated Iran’s outstanding regional and international position.

The Iranian president and foreign minister, along with six others, were killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Iran on May 19.

The spokesman noted that the tragic loss of the president and foreign minister would by no means disrupt Iran’s unwavering support for Palestine.

Supporting the Palestinian nation’s resistance against the Zionist regime is based upon the Islamic Revolution’s tenets, Kanaani noted, stressing that Iran will continue to support Palestine, its resistance currents, and the rights of its people.

“Supporting the Palestinian nation is a moral duty and an international responsibility,” the spokesman underlined.

Reaffirming Iran’s commitment to constructive interaction with regional and ultra-regional states, he said the strategic policy pursued by the late president and foreign minister entailed clearing up misunderstandings and strengthening relations with the neighbors.

“We hope that the prudence of the regional leaders would expand relations among the regional countries,” Kanaani added.

He also welcomed Bahrain’s willingness to restore relations with Tehran, expressing gratitude to the Persian Gulf country’s king and foreign minister for offering condolences to Iran.

In a meeting with the president of Russia in Moscow on May 23, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said there is no reason to postpone the resumption of diplomatic relations between the kingdom and Iran.

King Hamad added that Bahrain is looking forward to improving its relations with Iran.

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