RNA – An international congress featuring the holy city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) will be held on May 17-18.
Ayatollah Alireza Arafi, the president of the al-Quds International Congress, said in a press conference on Saturday that it will be organized online due to the Coronavirus concerns.
He added that thinkers, scholars and political figures from 18 countries will deliver speeches at the international event.
Describing al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque as the symbols of Islam and Islamic civilization, he stressed that defending al-Quds is upon all Muslims and is linked with the national interests of all Islamic nations.
The cleric also noted that International al-Quds Day ceremonies will be held in Iran and other countries while observing the health protocols.
He said that based on a decision made by the National Headquarters to Fight the Coronavirus in Iran, the ceremonies in cities where the Coronavirus threat level is still high, like in Tehran, people will hold rallies in cars.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Arafi slammed certain regional countries who have supported the so-called deal of century plan proposed by the US, stressing that the US plot is doomed to failure.
The International al-Quds Day is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, who designated the day in solidarity with Palestinians.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the International al-Quds Day has been held worldwide on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan.
This year, the International al-Quds Day falls on Friday, May 22.