Monday, 24 May 2021 17:31
Speaker of Iran’s parliament Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf (Qalibaf) has told the visiting Syrian deputy speaker of parliament that he hopes Palestinians will achieve victory and the “Zionist parasite and virus will be eradicated” from the region.
Ghalibaf met Mohammad Akram al-Ajlani on the sidelines of the Fourth Extraordinary Meeting of Permanent Committee on Palestine at the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States (PUIC) in Tehran on Monday.
Ghalibaf also told al-Ajlani that Syria is the “front line” of the “resistance”, a term used by Iran to denote its allies and proxies in the region. He expressed hope for stronger ties and cooperation with Syria that could serve “the defense and protection of Palestine,” Fars news close to the Revolutionary Guard reported.
Ghalibaf also stated: The latest victory of the Palestinian nation in fact is a big victory for the resistance front, Palestinians residing in the occupied lands, in Gaza and also for Islamic world.
Iranian officials have often called for Israel’s annihilation using different language and tone. Not only Iran does not recognize the Jewish state but it never uses the word Israel. Instead, Iranian officials and the state-controlled media use “Zionist entity” for Israel and Zionists for its Jewish population.
The Syrian deputy speaker expressed hope for a productive inter-parliamentary meeting and said his country “extends its hand in good faith” for cooperation to solve the region’s problems, especially in regard with the Palestinian people.