Press TV – 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.
In a statement on Thursday, the ministry warned against a US-devised plan to be unveiled on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a related Washington-led conference in Bahrain in June, saying the plan, if implemented, will be an “eternal loss” for Palestine and a major gain for its occupiers.
“The current circumstances in Palestine and the region require Muslim nations and governments to maintain their unity, solidarity and integrity against the Zionist regime more than ever,” the statement said.
“While exercising maximum vigilance against this common enemy, Muslim countries need to resist the conspiracies [hatched] by the regime and its supporters to create division in the ranks of the Muslim Ummah and make the issue of Palestine — the top priority in the Muslim world — slip into oblivion,” the statement said.
Iran believes that the establishment of lasting peace and stability in the region will not be fulfilled without the restoration of the rights of the innocent Palestinian nation, it said.
This will be achieved, the statement said, through the return of Palestinian refugees to their motherland and the holding of a referendum with the participation of all the real residents of this territory.
The ministry further called for a huge turnout in International Quds Day rallies on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.
The International Quds Day is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, who designated the day in solidarity with Palestinians.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the International Quds Day has been held worldwide on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has called upon Muslim heads of state and leaders participating in the upcoming 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi city of Mecca to support the Palestinian nation, and adopt appropriate and effective measures aimed at protecting al-Quds.