President Ebrahim Raeisi hails the regional resistance axis for keeping the occupying Zionist regime of Israel’s aggression at bay.
“Had it not been for the resistance of the devoted youths of the Muslim nation, Zionists would have devoured the regional countries like Takfiri terrorists,” the president said, addressing a gathering of Muslim countries’ ambassadors and representatives in the Islamic Republic on Thursday.
“The usurping Zionist regime is a serious threat against the [international] Muslim Ummah (Nation),” he added.
However, provision of support for the oppressed Palestinian nation serves as a “unifying” element among the peoples of the worldwide nation, noted the chief executive.
The remarks came on the eve of the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which has been named by the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, as the International Quds Day.
Thousands of people take to the streets across the world each year during the occasion in support of the Palestinian cause of liberation from Israeli aggression and occupation.
The Iranian president also called on Muslims across the world to participate in the International Quds day rallies on Friday.
‘Those normalizing with Israel nourishing a viper in their bosom’
Raeisi, meanwhile, warned strongly against “ignorance and naivety” in the face of the Israeli regime’s “sinister and expansionist intentions,” which threaten the entire regional countries and “the Islamic world’s identity.”
He, therefore, denounced any sort of “normalization” with the regime, saying fraternizing the occupying entity “will undoubtedly incur the ire of [around] two million Muslims around the world.”
“The countries normalizing their relations with the bloodthirsty Zionist regime” are in fact “nourishing a viper in their bosom,” Raeisi stated.
Back in 2020, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain entered United States-brokered so-called “peace deals” with the Israeli regime. Some other regional states, namely Sudan and Morocco, followed suit.
The Iranian president reminded the participants of the Islamic Republic’s proposal for resolution of the crisis that surrounds Palestine.
Devised by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the solution features a referendum that is attended by all of Palestine’s original residents.