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Moving US embassy to Al-Quds against int’l regulations/US more hated than ever in World of Islam/Iran always defends Palestinians, the oppressed/Defending Palestinians, Al-Quds means defending Islamic values/Istanbul summit a good opportunity for World of Islam

President described the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul a good opportunity for the World of Islam to voice their support of the oppressed Palestinian people and condemn Zionists’ crimes, saying: “Defending the people of Palestine and the Holy Quds means defending Islamic values”.

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Speaking at Mehrabad Airport before leaving Tehran for Istanbul to take part in the extraordinary OIC summit, Dr Hassan Rouhani said: “Moving of US embassy to the Holy Quds is against international regulations and the US is more hated than ever in the World of Islam”.

 “This summit is being held to discuss two catastrophic events, one being the illegal act of moving the embassy of the United States to Bayt Al-Maqdis, and the second being the brutal killing of  the people of Palestine by the Zionist Regime,” he continued.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also stressed: “Without a doubt, this move has made Muslim countries of the world angry, making the US more hated than ever in the World of Islam”.

“The other issue is the vast killing of Palestinian Muslims who are trying to defend their own lands and return to their homes. The Zionists killed the people of Palestine in a peaceful, unarmed protest,” the President added.

Dr Rouhani also said: “This is not the first time the Zionists are committing such crimes, as for the past 70 years, they have repeatedly committed these crimes and of course, Nakba Day killings are the most recent crimes of the Zionist Regime in the series of crimes in the past 70 years”.

He added: “Representing the great Iranian nation, I express my condolences to the great Palestinian nation and say that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always defended the oppressed as one of the lofty ideals of the Islamic Revolution”.

“In today’s conditions, there is a great responsibility on the shoulders of all Muslims, especially the officials of the World of Islam, and that is defending the oppressed people of Palestine and the Holy Quds,” added Rouhani.

He also went on to describe the Istanbul Summit as a good opportunity for the leaders of Islamic countries to express their hatred towards these Zionist actions and to adopt all mechanisms to confront them in UNGA and other international institutions.

“Without a doubt, Zionists and Americans are trying to divert the attention of the World of Islam from the issue of Palestine and to do so, they are making new problems each day in the World of Islam,” he continued.

Dr Rouhani also said: “They support and encourage terrorists and Muslims must be aware that the issue of Palestine and Al-Quds is the top priority of the World of Islam and we must not let Zionists to do something to justify their crimes”.

The people of Palestine are the true owners of this land, he said, adding: “Undoubtedly, the unwise acts that the Zionist Regime and Americans are carrying out will have no impact on this path and will make Muslims more determined and the Palestinian people readier than ever to liberate their lands from the hands of occupiers”.

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