Iran at forefront of fight against Zionist regime: Rouhani

TEHRAN, Nov. 14 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani says Iran has always been at the forefront of fighting against the Israeli regime, reiterating Tehran’s support to the oppressed people of Palestine.

“Although our enemies have not spared any effort to marginalize the issue of Palestine and Jerusalem Al-Quds, the public opinion, clerics and scholars of the Muslim World will never let this goal be materialized,” Rouhani said on Thursday, addressing the 33rd International Islamic Unity Conference which is underway in Tehran.

The president called on the regional countries for more cooperation among the neighboring countries and the Muslim nations, saying it is the only way to tackle the ongoing crises in the region.

He stressed that relying on the enemies and non-regional powers to solve regional challenges is a “strategic mistake” and will lead nowhere.

President Rouhani referred to the United States and the Zionist Regime’ failures in the region and said, “Americans and Zionists will succeed in their conspiracies against the World of Islam if they are able to distance our young generation from the right ideals, and describe the enemy as friend and the friend as enemy.”

“For at least the last three decades, the US and the Zionist Regime have been the source of every war, massacre and dispute in the region,” adding, “The young generation should understand that the US is not, and will never be, regional nations and Muslims’ friend, and regional issues must be resolved by its own people.”

Rouhani noted that “the most important plot against us Muslims in recent decades is to cast doubt on the powers that have long-standing animosity with the Muslim world”.

The president stressed, "All these efforts have been for us to forget all the crimes committed by the West, led the United States, over the years, and the occupation of the Palestinian territory by a group of occupiers.”

"All these efforts are made to undermine the important fact that the Palestinians must return to their homeland. Enemies have achieved some success in this regard, but fortunately they have not achieved their malicious goals,” he added.

"They wanted the Zionist Regime to be accepted as a normal state by all Muslims in the region and even the Palestinians. Even the new American regime tried to trade the issue of Palestine with money and called it the Deal of the Century, and even tried to make the Holy Quds the capital of the occupiers, but to no avail,” he said.

Rouhani further said, "From the killing of the Afghan people to the killing of the Iraqi people and the oppressed people of Yemen and sowing discord among the Islamic countries, these have all been the effects of America's evil plots in the region.”

Urging those who say the US can be the solution to show us an example, the President continued, "What country in the region has America served and helped over the past years? The source of which coup, war and conflict in the Middle East has not been America and the Zionist Regime?”

Rouhani said, "The most important issue in the World of Islam is to dispel the doubt in the younger generation that America is not, and will not be, a friend of the nations and Muslims in the region. The ones that are using more clear language lately used to say that we have come to the region to save the Kuwaiti people, or we are here to secure the waterways, or they said we are sending our fighters and troops to fight terrorism, but they are now saying explicitly today that we are aiming at the Syrian oil wells. We had not heard a more explicit, clear statement than this by the regime in power in the White House.”

The International Islamic Unity Conference, themed “Ummah unity in defending the al-Aqsa Mosque,” started today with the participation of 350 personalities from 93 countries and will go on till November 16.

The International Islamic Unity Conference t is held annually in an effort to lay the ground for stronger unity and solidarity among Muslims and provide solutions for their problems.


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