Iranian Foreign Minister condemns Israeli raid at Al-Aqsa mosque 

BYYasir Rehman


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Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has expressed his grave concerns on the desecration of the first Qibla of the Muslims and brutal raid on fasting Palestinian worshipers by Israeli regime.

“Double standard and silence of some governments and international organizations toward Palestine embolden the apartheid Israeli regime to further violate the human rights of the Palestinian people”, he said in his separate letters sent on April 22 to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Taha Hussein and the foreign ministers of Islamic countries.

According to the Iranian Embassy in Canberra, Amir Abdollahian, in this correspondence, expressed deep concern about the recent events in Palestine including the crimes of the Zionist regime and its desecration of the first Qibla of the Muslims and its brutal raid on fasting Palestinian worshippers that led to the injury and arrest of hundreds of them.

Israeli police dragging a Palestinian out from Al-Aqsa Mosque compound before the Friday prayers. Photo by AP

Amir Abdollahian said that any sacrilege and desecration of the holy sites that are revered by Muslims and the hurting of the feelings of the Islamic Ummah and Muslim countries is deplorable and intolerable.

The top Iranian diplomat also in the strongest terms condemned the latest acts of the Zionists as a flagrant sign of the fixed heinous policy of the Zionist regime aimed at changing the identity of al-Quds.

Amir Abdollahian stressed that the continued support of the liberation struggle and resistance of the Palestinian people is a fixed component of Iran foreign policy in order to realize the full rights of Palestinians.

The Iranian foreign minister underlined the necessity of immediate and decisive action by the international community and the United Nations, especially the UN Security Council, to fulfill their responsibilities in support of the resistance of the Palestinian people.

Amir Abdollahian also called on the UN to put the developments that have unfolded in occupied Palestine in the past two weeks on its immediate agenda.

The top Iranian diplomat stressed at the end that establishment of lasting and fair peace in the region is only possible through a complete end to the occupation of Palestine, the return of all refugees to their homeland, the determination of the future ruling system of Palestine based on a referendum in which all main residents thereof participate, and finally the formation of an independent and inclusive Palestinian government with AL-Quds as its capital as per the political road-map registered by Iran with the Secretariat of the United Nations.

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