25 July 2019 - 19:03
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Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau Saleh al-Arouri underlined that supporting Palestine is an Islamic obligation, and said that resistance is the only way which will make enemies of Palestine feel regret.

RNA - “The Islamic Republic of Iran's policy has always been supporting the oppressed Palestinians, as it pursues the issue of Palestine with great sensitivity," he said.

Larijani described the 'Deal of Century' as a failure from its onset, and said, “No country, but few reactionary Arab states took the issue seriously.

Al-Arouri, for his part, said, “We will resist the US project of 'Deal of Century' by forging unity among the Palestinian groups.”

He noted that today the region is experiencing a sensitive and hard situation and we should promote convergence and prevent the influence of the US and Israel in the region.

The senior Hamas official slammed the ‘Deal of Century’, and said that the project aims to solve the issue of Palestine in favor of Israel, as they do want the Holy Quds to be capital of Palestine.

In relevant remarks in late May, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, in a video address to a conference in the Gaza Strip under the title of “No to Deal of Century”, reassured that the Palestinian nation will defeat the US-devised plot, dubbed “the deal of the century,” through resistance.

“The deal of century will be defeated at the hands of the resisting people of Palestine,” Shamkhani, added.

The United States has kept the plan, which it says is aimed at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, under wraps. Leaked information, however, indicate that it features serious violations of the Palestinian’s age-old demands.

Shamkhani said the plan aims at “complete elimination of Palestine,” speaking via video link at the event, which was held in Gaza City in the coastal enclave with senior leaders of Palestinian resistance groups in attendance.

Using the scheme, Washington is trying to abuse the “ignorance, laxity, and the treacherous nature” of some of its vassal states to “permanently do away with the issues of the Palestinian refugees’ return [to their homeland] and formation of an independent Palestinian state,” he added.

Also joining the conference were Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the political bureau of Hamas resistance movement, Yahya Sinwar, the Palestinian resistance movement’s leader in Gaza, and Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, the leader of the Islamic Jihad resistance group.

The conference came in the run-up to International Quds Day.

The day was so named, Shamkhani said, as a token of support for anti-Israeli resistance until the ultimate liberation of the entirety of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Iran stands with all the nations that resist oppressors," Iran's security chief said, citing Imam Khomeini as saying, “As long as there is oppression in the world, there is struggle too. And as long as there is struggle, we stand up too.”

"In line with the viewpoint of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, we once again in the Islamic Republic insist on supporting the resistance, especially in the occupied Palestine, and will not cease this support despite all hardships, political pressures and economic sanctions, as the Islamic Republic considers supporting the resistance fighters a religious obligation," Shamkhani added.

The Iranian official then highlighted how the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979 was followed by creation of resistance movements that defeated Israel in all their confrontations with the regime, liberating Gaza and southern Lebanon. He saluted the resistance fighters, who brought about the victories.

Further in the conference, the leader of Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip, Yehya al-Sinwar, said the US-devised "deal of the century" will not go ahead.

He also asserted that the Palestinian resistance front will not abandon the Palestinian cause, including liberation of all Israel-occupied territories, most notably the holy city of Jerusalem al-Quds.

“We will not sell al-Quds …We believe liberation of al-Quds will come soon,” he noted.

According to Fars News Agancy, the Hamas leader urged all Muslims to participate in International Quds Day rallies on Friday, and thanked the Islamic Republic for its support for Palestinians in the face of Israeli aggression.

The resistance outfits, Sinwar said, are undaunted by Israeli threats and military equipment, noting how Palestinians had managed to develop missiles domestically.

Leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad Al-Nakhaleh, also addressed the conference, warning the Israeli regime against resorting to renewed military aggression against the enclave.

He said the resistance will be targeting Tel Aviv if the regime attacks the Gaza Strip, adding, “We will target Israel with more missiles if a new war erupts.”

“In every battle, we will impose a new equation on enemy,” Nakhaleh stated.

He asserted Palestinians’ rejection of all US plots targeting the Palestinian cause, adding that Palestinians are all united in the cause of thwarting American conspiracies.

Leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad also welcomed the stance of Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, against “the deal of the century,” and denounced an upcoming US-sponsored event in Bahrain aimed at promoting the economic aspects of the plot. ‎

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