In a statement released on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi vehemently condemned Israel’s aggression as well as brutal crackdown against the oppressed nation of Palestine carried out under the pretext of preventing the Palestinian worshipers from entering al-Aqsa Mosque to say their prayers.
He also called on the free-thinking media, nations and states of the world to voice their support for the oppressed nation of Palestine and stand firmly against the aggressions as well as inhumane movements of the Zionist occupiers.
The holy Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque, as the first Qibla of Muslims, belong to all Muslim people around the world forever, he noted, adding that the Palestinians are the real owners of the occupied territories.
“The Zionist occupiers’ continued crackdown against the Palestinians as well as the Israeli regime’s violation of Palestinians’ basic rights, particularly their religious freedoms and access to the holy sites in al-Quds, reveal the fact that the oppressed nation of Palestine remains the top issue of the Muslim World, and that the Zionist regime of Israel is the main symbol and source of state terrorism and scaremongering in the region,” he said.
Qassemi slammed certain regional states who proclaim themselves as the leaders of the Islamic world for remaining silent towards the Zionists’ aggressions against the Palestinians.
“We call on the international community, especially the United Nations, to address the recent regretful developments in the occupied lands and to stand firmly against the religiously and racially discriminatory policies of the Zionists against the Palestinians.”
“We also call on the human rights organizations including the United Nations Human Rights Council and the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to fulfil their commitments (as UN organizations) by seriously condemning and putting an end to the anti-human and anti-cultural policies of the Zionist regime, which seriously violate the principles of human rights,” he added.