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Iranian Foreign Minister: Muslim Governments Normalizing Ties With Israel ‘Shameful’

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarift. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarift. Photo: Wikipedia.

Iran’s foreign minister attacked certain Muslim governments for trying to normalize ties with Israel, calling the move “shameful,” Tehran’s semi-official news agency Fars reported on Monday.

Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed this sentiment to reporters on the sidelines of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit in Indonesia on Monday. He said that such Muslim countries are warming up to Israel “at a time when the Zionist regime is under serious attack by the West and NGOs are taking a stance against its crimes.”

Zarif went on to stress that Iran would “never abandon its support for Palestine.”

The OIC summit, titled “United for a Just Solution,” opened on Monday at the Jakarta Convention Center. With participants from 49 Muslim-majority countries, it focused on “Palestine, the Judaization of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque.”

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