Foreign Policy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:38
MP: Peace Deal with Israel to Increase Killing of Muslims
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Vice-Speaker Seyed Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi rebuked any attempt to establish ties with Israel, cautioning that such a move jeopardizes regional peace and stability as it emboldens Tel Aviv to kill more Muslims.

“Normalization of ties with the Zionist regime will not restore peace and stability in the region; on the contrary, it will increase the killing of Muslims by this cancerous tumor [Israeli regime].” Ghazizadeh Hashemi said in a meeting with the representative of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Nasser Abu Sharif, in Tehran on Thursday.

“Some rulers of Islamic countries are in a hurry to normalize ties with the Israeli regime, and their behavior is a betrayal to the Islamic Ummah and the Palestinian cause,” he went on to say.

The lawmaker noted that the approach of the Iranian people, government and parliament toward the issue of Palestine is not political, but it originates from "religious teachings.”

Nasser Abu Sharif, for his part, also condemned the recent agreement between the UAE and the Zionist regime, saying that the normalization of relations between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv is a betrayal of the Palestinian cause and a violation of Palestinian rights. 

"Resistance and struggle against the occupation will continue and the Palestinian people will never be affected by treacherous acts," he reiterated.

Abu Sharif appreciated the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and the Iranian nation for their unstinted support for the Palestinian people.

US President Donald Trump on Thursday August 13, announced a deal brokered by his government between Israel and the UAE which he said would lead to full normalization of ties between the two.

Critics see the deal as the latest attempt by Trump to save his presidential campaign against the Democrat Joe Biden.

In relevant remarks on Friday, Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Advisor for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian blasted the United Arab Emirates for compromising with Israel, and said that the UAE has trespassed the redlines of security in the region.

"Abu Dhabi is unwisely violating red lines of regional security," Amir Abdollahian wrote on his Twitter account and in reaction to the Abu Dhabi's act of establishing ties with Tel Aviv.

He reiterated that apart from "the Zionist regime, the UAE must take accountability for the severe consequences of the regional situations from now on".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani decried the recent normalization deal between the UAE and Israel, describing it as a gift to US President Donald Trump before elections.

“These days we have faced a neighboring country which has approached the enemy of the Islamic world and the region and the murderer of the Palestinian nation in a decision to get close to the Zionist regime,” Rouhani said, addressing a meeting of the national coronavirus campaign headquarters in Tehran on Saturday.

He added that the UAE rulers are wrongly thinking that their security and economy will improve through relations with Israel, noting that the measure is aimed at helping Trump win the November elections.

“(The UAE’s) measure is one hundred percent wrong and condemned,” Rouhani said.

He warned the regional states not to pave the way for Israel to have a foothold in the region.

In a relevant statement on Friday, the Iranian foreign ministry strongly condemned the UAE's decision to set up diplomatic relations with "the Zionist regime of Israel" and termed it as a strategic act of idiocy by Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv which will undoubtedly result in the further reinvigoration of the axis of resistance in the region.

The statement further stressed that "the oppressed nation of Palestine as well as other freedom-seeking peoples worldwide will never forgive the sin of normalization of the ties with the occupier and bloodthirsty regime of Israel and also the act of those who approve and cooperate with its crimes".

Undoubtedly the innocent bloods shed during the past seven decades of resistance to free the sacred land of Palestine which is Muslims' first Qibla will sooner or later take those that betrayed the Palestinian cause by the throat, it added.

The statement also stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran considers as dangerous Abu Dhabi's act of normalizing ties with the fabricated, illegitimate and anti-human regime of Israel, and warns the Zionist regime against any kind of meddling in the Persian Gulf region's equations.

The UAE administration and all other governments which approve of this move should be ready to take the responsibility of all the consequences of such a measure, it further said.

The Iranian foreign ministry's statement also noted that the history will definitely demonstrate how this strategic mistake by the Zionist regime and the dagger which stabbed both the Palestinian nation and the Muslim peoples in the back will backfire and further strengthen the resistance axis by enhancing unity and solidarity against the Zionist regime and the backward governments in the region.

The foreign ministry advised those rulers who, from inside their "glass castles", hatch plots against the Palestinians and other regional oppressed nations, including Yemen, to regain consciousness and stop erring in distinguishing between friends and foes.

 

 

 

 

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