Larijani reviews regional developments with Nasrallah

Tasnim – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani held separate meetings with Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PJI) Ziyad Al-Nakhalah, discussing issues of mutual interest.

During the Monday meeting between Larijani and Nasrallah in Beirut, the two sides discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and ways to tackle political, security and economic challenges.

In his meeting with Nakhalah in the Lebanese capital on the same day, the Iranian parliament speaker reiterated Tehran’s support for the Palestinian nation and the resistance movement.

Larijani and Nakhala also discussed the dangers posed by the US-Israeli plot against Palestinians known as “the deal of the century”.

Last month, 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 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, Ayatollah 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.

The Leader 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.