The Supreme Leader of Iran called on Muslim countries to continue their struggle against Israel. He said that this is not a country, but a “terrorist garrison” against the Palestinians.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech: “The struggle against an authoritarian regime is a struggle against oppression and terrorism. Fighting against this regime is a public responsibility.
Khamenei spoke on Quds Day in Iran, the Arabic name of Jerusalem celebrated on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Opposing Israel is a belief in Shia Iran. It supports Palestinian and Lebanese Islamic radical organizations that oppose peace with the Jewish state. Tehran does not recognize this.
Khamenei said: “The cooperation of Muslim countries on the issue of the Holy City (Jerusalem) is a nightmare for Zionists,” Khamenei said.
A coronavirus pandemic forced the government to cancel the annual parade held on Quds Day. But Iran’s official media broadcasted motorcycles and bicycles carrying Palestinian and Lebanese Hezbollah flags on the streets of Tehran.
They also posted pictures of people burning Israeli and American flags.