TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi lashed out at the western states for practicing double-standard attitude towards Israel’s inhuman crimes against the Palestinian people.
“The West has a double-standard behavior towards the rights of women, children and human rights, and while the Zionist regime has 200 nuclear warheads and the inhuman actions of this regime and its non-membership in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) all indicate the criminal nature of this regime, unfortunately, its supporters strongly continue backing it,” Qashqavi said, addressing a group of Assyrians in Tehran on Friday.
Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 18 consecutive days, killing at least 800 people and injuring more than 5,500 others.
Millions of Iranians in the International Quds Day rallies condemned Israeli crimes against the oppressed Palestinian nation, specially in Gaza, and the silence shown by the international bodies and the western states over the Zionists’ massacre of the Gazans in the last 18 days.
Iranians across the country, including in the capital Tehran, alongside other people around the world held massive anti-Israel rallies on the last Friday of Ramadan in opposition to the continued occupation of the Palestinian lands by Israel and its fresh round of savage attacks against the people in the Gaza Strip.
The International Quds Day was started by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, in 1979 as a way of expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and underscoring importance of the holy Quds to Muslims.
International Quds Day is an annual event opposing Israel’s occupation of Beitul-Muqaddas and other Palestinian territories. Anti-Zionist rallies and demonstrations are held on the last Friday of Ramadan in Muslim and Arab as well as non-Muslim countries around the world.
During the rallies in Tehran and other Iranian cities, protesters shouted slogans in condemnation of Zionists’ crimes in the occupied territories, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
The fasting people carrying placards chanted ‘Down with the US’ and ‘Down with the Israel’ and other anti-Zionist slogans.
They voiced the Iranian nation’s readiness to defend the Palestinian cause and remove the cancerous tumor, Israel, from the face of the world.
People also protested against the silence of the international bodies, specially the UN and the so-called advocates of human rights, over Israel’s barbaric crimes against the Palestinians, specially the Gaza Strip.
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