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From Iran’s Mehr news agency:

Iranian official Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said attempts by certain Arab countries to normalize ties with Israeli regime “will get nowhere” due to public opinion’s awareness and attention to the Palestinian issue.

During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian voiced Tehran’s support for Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad within the framework of a united Islamic world and in the fight against the Israeli regime.

“Today, a great part of regional security and combating terrorism is provided through the unity and strength of the Resistance Front,” the Iranian official stressed.

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The Resistance Front has achieved the expected results in the fight against terrorism and Zionism, he said.

Terrorist organizations are the leaders in the fight against terror. Orwell couldn’t make this up.

The funny part is that Arab nations now consider Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah to be terror organizations, too — and these countries hate Iran more than Israel. So Iran’s statements paradoxically push the Arab world closer to Israel, not further away.

Meanwhile, Iran is trying hard to leverage the Temple Mount incident to get the Arabs to hate Israel:

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the recent cases of Zionist aggression and provocation in the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and called for a united Muslim campaign against the Tel Aviv regime’s expansionist policies.

“We should not allow any agenda or cause to compromise the main goal of this Organization to enhance the unity of the Ummah against Zionist expansionism and in support of the establishment of a viable independent Palestinian State with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital,” the Iranian top diplomat said on Tuesday in an address to an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Executive Committee.

Iran always wanted to be leader of the Muslim world — but that is not working out too well for Tehran these days.

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