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October 18, 2015 4:27 am

Iranian Foreign Ministry Official: Islamic World Must Unite Around Palestinian Resistance

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Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister of Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (pictured) called the recent wave of Palestinian violence the stirrings of a new intifada. PHOTO: Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. Photo: Islamic Republic of Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An Iranian deputy foreign minister said the wave of terrorism in Israel indicates that a new intifada is on the horizon, the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said on Thursday that the “resistance of the youth” is a defensive response on the part of the Palestinian people to the “atrocities and infanticide [committed] by the Israeli regime.”

He added that Israel’s “systematic infringement of human rights, desecration of Al-Aqsa Mosque,” and other assorted “evil acts,” were only possible because the Islamic world is busy infighting.

However, Amir-Abollahian stressed, despite combating ISIS and others in Syria and Iraq, Iran and the rest of the “Resistance Axis will not allow the issue of Palestine and rights of Palestinians to be marginalized.”

Amir-Abdollahian pledged that Tehran would continue using its “utmost power” to defend “the rights of the oppressed people of Palestine,” and called on the Islamic world to join in Iran’s efforts.

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