The Russian translation of the book titled “Palestine: Selected Statements by Ayatollah Khamenei on Palestine”, already published by a Russian publishing house, is scheduled to be unveiled in the Russian capital of Moscow this Tuesday, a few days ahead of the International Quds Day (June 23).
The late founder of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of the month of Ramadan as the International Quds Day. On this day, people in Iran and other parts of the world hold rallies in condemnation of the Israeli regime’s occupation of the Palestinian lands and cruelties towards the innocent people in the besieged Gaza Strip.
A number of the Russian scientific and cultural figures as well as the Iranian and Palestinian ambassadors to Moscow, Mehdi Sanaei and Abdel Hafiz Nofal, respectively, are scheduled to attend the unveiling ceremony of the book which is to be held at the headquarters of the state-run Russian-language news agency, RIA Novosti, in Moscow.
The book was translated into Russian thanks to the efforts by Iran’s cultural office in Moscow. It was later published by a leading Russian publishing house.
The book comprises eight chapters and includes Ayatollah Khamenei’s statements about the Palestinian issue and his attitudes towards the subject. Topics such as the ambiguities about the issue of Palestine, the country’s future and solutions to resolving the Arab state’s problem are discussed from Ayatollah Khamenei’s point of view.
The prologue to the book is by Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei on international affairs. It discusses the importance of Palestine as a Muslim state and the significant role and great status it has in building solidarity among the Muslim countries and fostering greater unity among Muslims.
The book had earlier been translated into Farsi, English and Arabic in Iran. The new edition of the book was unveiled during the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada held in the Iranian capital of Tehran on February 21 and 22.