A delegation from Palestine Islamic Resistance Islamic Jihad lead by its secretary general Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shalah is currently visiting Iran to discuss new strategy to fight the Zionist regime occupying Palestine since 1948. During its stay, it met Iranian president Dr. Hassan Rouhani, foreign minister Dr. Javad Zarif, and country’s Supreme Leader and former Iranian president Ayatullah Ali Khamenei, and military officials.
On Sunday Khamenei assured the delegate that no matter who lead the Islamic regime in Iran, the support for Palestinian resistance against the Zionist entity will remain unshakeable because defending Palestinian cause is like defending Islam which is duty of every Muslim on earth.
“The large-scale war which is currently underway in the region is the continuation of a war that started against the Islamic Republic of Iran 37 years ago and in this confrontation the issue of Palestine is the main and pivotal issue; the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue the duty of supporting Palestine as it has done in the past,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The Supreme Leader reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s stance on the Palestinian cause has not been and will not be a transient one, and said, “Prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution and during the combating the former regime the issue of supporting Palestine and the need for confronting the Zionist regime had been reflected in late Imam Khomeini’s stances and after the victory of the revolution supporting the Palestinian nation were among our first jobs; therefore supporting the Palestinian ideals are inherent in the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that under such conditions defending Palestine is the symbol of defending Islam (here).
As usual, the Zionist media interpreted Khamenei’s speech to serve Zionist regime’s interests. For example, The Times of Israel headline read: US is main enemy; Zionist regime a close second, and Never again Canada’s headline read: Defend Palestine against Zionists.
Ramadan Abdullah, PhD, thanked Khamenei and Iranian nation for their steadfast support for Palestinian struggle against the Zionist entity. He also condemned Arab regimes for abandoning Palestinian people in order to be in good book of the Western colonialist powers.
The US State Department had posted $5 million reward for the information leading to the arrest of Ramadan Abdullah.