Supreme leader: Palestine is prime issue of Muslim world
Fri, September 10 2010 23:27 | 683 Views
Tehran (ANTARA News/IRNA-OANA) - Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said here on Friday that Palestine issue is the number one issue of the world of Islam.
"Palestine is the number one issue of the world of Islam. The so-called peace conference aims to cover up Zionist regime`s crimes," said Ayatollah Khamenei in his first Eid-ul-Fitr (Fast Breaking Festival) congregational prayers sermon.
He said the US and the West have sit idle, witnessing suppression of the Palestinian nation and holding a session for peace. "What a kind of peace" Which peace? (Peace) among whom?
Calling Palestinian nation a "strong nation" that stands pressures, the Supreme Leader said pressures can not force the resistant nation withdraw.
The Paramount Leader said Palestinian nation have become more stronger and more powerful than the past 20 to 30 years.
"Palestinians can cut hands of the aggressor and put an end to the Zionist regime's presence in the region," added the Ayatollah.
Elsewhere in his address, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the nation for high turnout in the World Quds Day rallies. "Domineering powers want to marginalize the issue of Palestine but glorious World Quds Day ceremonies showed that Muslims are filled up with hope and enthusiasm."
The Supreme Leader said 31 years are passing since the late Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadhan as the World Quds Day.
"31 years are passing since the day the late Imam designated the day as the World Quds Day. Enemies expected that the Day would lose its importance with passage of time but to no avail."
This year, the Day was observed in many countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, America and the Middle East and Iranian nation, which was the main pivot of the Islamic movement, commemorated the Day more gloriously than the past, showing that they would fulfill their duty in the best possible manner when time requires.
On Pakistan flood, the Supreme Leader called on the world of Islam to pay attention to the `pressing issue and big calamity` and rush aid to those hit by the disaster.
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