Iranian top cleric urges Muslims to counter US conspiracy against Palestine

Tasnim – Prominent Iranian cleric Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani deplored the US government’s so-called “deal of the century” plan and called on the Muslim community to take serious action to counter Washington’s conspiracy against Palestinians.

Speaking at a meeting with a number of Indian Muslim scholars in Iran’s holy city of Qom, Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani emphasized that the world’s Muslims should not keep silent on the enemies’ sedition.

“The only way to thwart the enemies’ hostilities is the unity of Muslims,” he said, adding, “Muslims’ duty regarding the Islamic world’s developments is very heavy.”

The cleric further warned about the so-called deal of the century, saying that the Muslim Ummah (community), especially the scholars, should confront the serious conspiracy aimed at destroying the Palestinian cause.

On Tuesday night, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed Middle East plan, a proposal Palestinian leaders called a “conspiracy” that “will not pass”.

Following Trump’s announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the plan.

The American plan has sparked widespread international condemnation.

The deal of century ploy, fronted by US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, had already been rejected by the Palestinians, who say the White House’s policies have been blatantly biased in favor of Israel.

Palestinians have cut off all contacts with the Trump administration since the US president broke with decades of bipartisan policy to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in December 2017.

In June 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei reiterated the need for a referendum among “true Palestinians of all faiths,” being Muslims, Christians or Jews, adding that such a move would lead to the establishment of the Palestinian government.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the referendum and the subsequent formation of such a governing system would eventually translate into the destruction of the “bogus regime” of Israel in the not-too-distant future.