Jul 03, 2022 05:52 UTC
  • Iran foreign minister: Zionist regime in worst security, political conditions ever

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the Zionist regime of Israel is in the worst security and political conditions it has ever experienced, slamming certain regional countries for normalization of relations with Israel.

According to Press TV, Iran’s top diplomat made the remarks in a Saturday evening meeting with the representatives of Palestinian resistance groups in the Syrian capital, Damascus, where he is on an official visit.

Noting that the issue of Palestine is still the first priority for the Muslim world, Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Iran’s categorical support for the people of Palestine until they liberate their motherland and establish a single Palestinian government with al-Quds as its capital.

“At the present time, Israel is going through its worse security and political conditions. However, there are those who think they can divert public opinion [from problems in their own countries] through normalization of relations with Israel,” Iran's top diplomat said.

A number of regional Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain normalized their ties with the occupying regime as part of the so-called Abraham Accords, which were mediated by the administration of then US President Donald Trump in 2020. Morocco and Sudan followed suit by inking similar agreements with Tel Aviv.

Palestinians and their regional and international supporters have denounced the agreements as a “stab in the back” of the Palestinian cause of liberation from Israeli occupation and aggression.

Iran's foreign minister regretted the move by these countries, saying they have turned a blind eye to the issue of Palestine and are trying to cover up their domestic problems by getting closer to the Zionist regime.

“Such measures amount to betraying the lofty cause of the oppressed people of Palestine in their fight against the oppression and aggression of the usurping Zionist regime,” Iran’s foreign minister said.

Amir-Abdollahian added the countries that have entered such agreements with Tel Aviv, think they can solve their own domestic problems by doing this, but they are “definitely making a mistake,” since the occupying regime itself is “grappling with numerous issues.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian foreign minister introduced resistance as the only way of tackling the issue of Palestine’s occupation by the Zionist regime.

"The experience gained in the last seven decades shows that a fundamental solution to the issue of Palestine is only possible through resistance," Amir-Abdollahian said, adding, “We stand by the Palestinian nation with all our might until realization of their goals, considering this to be incumbent upon us on moral and religious grounds.” 

Amir-Abdollahian concluded his remarks by denouncing war, whether it was in Ukraine, Palestine or Yemen, saying “[any region’s] problems must be solved by the people of that region.”