The Iranian foreign ministry has, in a statement released ahead of the International Quds Day, called on the Muslim world to stand up to the shameless crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel against the innocent and oppressed nation of Palestine.
In the statement published on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran stressed that fight against the policies and plots of the Tel Aviv regime requires the unity and support of all Muslim governments and nations and the countries in which the spirit of seeking freedom and justice is still alive.
What follows is the full text of the statement:
The International Quds Day, which is annually held on the last Friday of Ramadan based on the lasting initiative announced by Imam Khomeini nearly 40 years ago, has turned into an opportunity to promote global unity against the Zionist usurper regime’s occupation, apartheid, and massacre, and its moves to create division and crisis.
The Zionist usurper regime has a 70-year history of occupation; committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the occupied territories; repeated and shameless violation of international rules, regulations, and law; displacement of Palestinians and Judaization of the occupied territories; slaughter of innocent Palestinians, particularly women, children, and even relief forces; invasion and violation of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of neighbouring countries; spreading lies against the countries that support the innocent people of Palestine; and supporting terrorist groups with the aim of destabilizing regional countries.
There is no doubt that fight against the policies and plots of such a regime requires the unity and support of all Muslim governments and nations and the countries in which the spirit of seeking freedom and justice is still alive.
During the past few months and in line with its 70-year history of aggression and occupation, the Zionist regime has not hesitated to commit any shameless crime in the occupied territories of Palestine. The US government has also endorsed these crimes by relocating its embassy to the Holy Quds.
Such circumstances have turned this year’s Quds Day into one of the most sensitive periods of time in history as far as the issue of Palestine is concerned. This day can provide a glorious and golden opportunity to support the innocent and oppressed people of Palestine and their legitimate struggles.
Therefore, the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran calls on all Muslim and free nations of the world, particularly the dignified, resilient, and pro-justice nation of Iran, to attend the International Quds Day rallies on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.