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On the eve of International Quds Day, Iran’s Foreign Ministry calls on Islamic nations to form a united front against the plots hatched by the Israeli regime to sow discord among Muslims and divert attention from the Palestinian cause.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has ruled out the possibility of talks between Tehran and Washington, saying such negotiations will be “fruitless”, “harmful”, and “a total loss”.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammd Javad Zarif says the the holy occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds belongs to Palestine and the Palestinian nation, stressing that neither the United States nor the Israeli regime can make decisions about it.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has issued a statement on the anniversary of International Quds Day condemning US and Israeli-proposed ‘Deal of the Century’ plan as doomed to failure.
China, the top buyer of Iranian oil, has dismissed Washington’s warning to Hong Kong that it could face penalties if it provides services to a vessel carrying Iranian oil headed for the autonomous territory, saying “normal energy dealings” with Iran are in accordance with law and should be respected.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri in a message invited the Iranian nation to take part in the World Quds Day rallies, saying that the ideal of Palestine and Quds is not destructible.
Russia has no doubt that Tehran will take new steps to suspend the implementation of its obligations under the Iran nuclear deal unless its balance is restored, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told TASS on Wednesday after the consultations on the Iran nuclear deal held in Tehran.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, has told the BBC that his country does not want war with Iran, but will not tolerate what it considers hostile Iranian activity in the Middle East.
Moscow does not trust US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s claims that Iran is “almost certainly” behind the recent attack on oil tankers in the UAE and qualifies this as a US attempt to impose its opinion on the whole world, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in an interview with Sputnik.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Director General for International Peace and Security, Reza Najafi, refuted Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf baseless accusations against Iran.