EghtesadOnline: Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi has released a statement on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestine.
According to ISNA, here is the full text of the statement:
Nearly seventy years have passed since the occupation of the Palestinians’ lands and establishment of the aggressive regime of Zionism. During all these years, the oppressed and defenseless nation of Palestine has seen nothing but aggression, violation, occupation, displacement, crime, killing, ethnic cleansing and apartheid.
The Palestinian nation has been deprived of its most basic and fundamental rights over the past decades, and only a few have stood by them and taken seriously their cries for justice during all these years.
Emboldened by the international silence, the occupying regime of Israel has defied all the basic humanitarian and legal rights. The Israeli regime has not for a single moment stopped aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and state terrorism, and has openly ridiculed the international peace and security.
As the experience of the previous decades reveals, resistance and legal defense is the only way to cope with the hegemony and greed of the occupying enemy, to put an end to the Zionists’ violations, to liberate the occupied territories, and to pave the way for the return of the Palestinian refugees to their homelands.
We maintain that a reference to the will of the Palestinian nation is a way out of the chronic crisis. Meanwhile, holding a referendum attended by all Palestinians including Muslims, Christians and the Jews is a just, legal and humanitarian suggestion based on the internationally accepted principles of the UN Charter to tackle the current problem.
The great nation of Iran has always expressed its solidarity with the Palestinians under all chaotic and difficult conditions of the occupied lands. Iran has never spared any effort to support the causes of the oppressed nation of Palestine.
It goes without saying that the Iranian nation and government, as in the past years, will continue to support the Palestinians and their legal rights until the victory of the Palestinian nation and the liberation of the all occupied lands.