Zarif urges united nonaligned front against US

Al-Monitor – At a ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement on Palestine in Baku, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke about the United States, Israel and the so-called deal of the century.

Zarif urged the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement to “have a united front and not allow the Zionist regime to push the issue of Palestine to the margins.” While no US administration has wanted to “help the Palestinians in creating their own country, [the Donald Trump] administration has removed the veil from its face” and pursued the policies of permitting Israeli expansion, he said.

Zarif referred to Jared Kushner’s “deal of the century” — a Middle East peace plan that includes economic packages and investments in return for Israeli control — as “a delusion.” He said that Palestinian leaders have already rejected the plan and that the United States and Israel “must understand that peace and economic prosperity cannot happen until the issue of the occupation is addressed.”

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