3 September 2010 - 12:09
Iranians mark Qods Day

TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (MNA) – Millions of Iranians held rallies across the country in show of solidarity with the Palestinians, an event marking the International Qods Day.

The marchers carried placards in support of the Palestinians and chanted slogans of “Death to Israel” and “Death to the U.S.”

The solidarity day marks the decades-long sufferings of the Palestinians under the Zionists.

Qods Day was first proposed in 1979 by the founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

In Tehran officials including lawmakers, the heads of three branches of government, the chairman of the Expediency Council, and military officials joined ordinary people in showing solidarity with the Palestinians.

Qods day has acted as unifying factor in the Islamic world. Placards were installed in streets reading “Qods Day Is the Day of Unity of the Islamic World.”

Demonstrators also held pictures of “grieving” Palestinian mothers and decomposed bodies of the Gaza war.

The marchers in Tehran issued a statement calling for trial of the Zionist regime’s leaders in an international tribunal.

Qods Day rallies came one day after the Palestinian Authority chief held talks with the Zionist regime’s prime minister in Washington on Thursday. The talks ended without progress.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at Tehran University, said the Middle East talks were doomed to fail.

“These talks are death. There is no reason to hold talks,” he said.

“The fate of Palestine will be determined on the ground in Palestine, not in Washington and not in London,” he added.


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