The international Quds Day rallies in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have concluded with demonstrators calling for the obliteration of the Zionist regime as the only solution to the Palestinian issue.
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Millions of enthusiastic Iranians in more than 550 cities and towns took to the streets on Friday to express the Islamic Republic’s solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people, and also to voice their anger at the policies of the hegemonic powers.
Ayatollah Khatami referred to the wave of the Islamic Awakening in the region, noting that the new development attests to the Muslim world’s might and potentials.
“In a period of one year of the Islamic Awakening, people entered the scene and brought down four dictators,” he underlined.
Tehran’s interim Friday Prayers Leader also stated that the Zionists only understand the language of force, adding that during more than 60 years since the occupation of Palestine, only people’s movements in the form of intifada have been fruitful, while negotiations have never been, and will never be effective in solving the issue of Palestine.
The senior cleric criticized certain Islamic states for serving Zionists in Israel by encouraging the Israeli regime in its invasions of Lebanon and Gaza during past years.
Further in his sermon, Ayatollah Khatami alluded to demonstrations held to mark the International Quds Day and praised the Iranian people’s massive turnout in the Friday rallies.
The late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, declared the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan as the International Quds Day, during which Muslims across the world hold rallies to show their solidarity with Palestinians.