President Rouhani: dangerous Zionist project, not Muslims and Arabs, the biggest enemy of Jews

President Rouhani: dangerous Zionist project, not Muslims and Arabs, the biggest enemy of Jews
Wed Dec 13, 2017 14:44:05

Iranian President called on all Islamic countries to be united, and made seven suggestions for confronting the incorrect, unlawful decision of the President of the United States to move the embassy of the country to the city of Quds. -- Speaking at the extraordinary summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani said: "The Islamic Republic

of Iran stands ready to cooperate with each one of the Muslim countries to defend the holy Quds without any reservation or pre-condition".


The president's speech is as follows:


In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful


The Almighty God is exalted as he took His Servant by night from Masjid al-Haram to Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings are blessed, to show him of our

signs. Indeed, the Almighty God hears and sees.


(Verse One of al-Asra Chapter, Holy Quran)


Your Excellency Mr Erdoğan, the Honourable President of Turkey


Honourable Heads of Muslim States


Distinguished Heads of Participating Delegates


Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu


I would like to begin with appreciating the efforts of my dear brother His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for organizing this very significant meeting.

We have gathered here to exchange views on the appalling tragedy and the old wound of the Muslim Ummah in the last one hundred years which began with the

Balfour conspiracy and is now experiencing a new chapter with the incorrect and unlawful promise of the US President to move the American Embassy to the

holy city of Quds.    


Today we speak about Quds which is the first Qiblah of Muslims and the third holiest Islamic shrine and is used to recognize the identity and credibility

of Palestine. The uprising of the tireless people of Palestine during the past several days against the United States and the Zionist occupiers once again

demonstrated that Palestinians would not pin their hope on empty plans and instead are insisting on their righteous demands.


The Muslim states fortunately were quick in reacting to the approach of the US administration towards the Quds City. And the formation of this summit indicates

the correct interpretation by Muslims of the incorrect act of the US President.


Distinguished brothers and sisters


Through every possible means, we should join hands to prevent the enforcement of such an unintelligent US act. However, we should also investigate what

elements and reasons emboldened the US President to take such a rude and sacrilegious decision.


I believe that other than any other reason, the efforts of some countries to establish relations and even consultation and coordination with the Zionist

regime have incited such a decision.


Instead of countering the threats of the Zionists, some countries in our region are aligned with the US and Zionists to prescribe the fate of Palestine—If

such prescriptions are taken, the Zionists would permanently dominate the Palestinians.


Today it is no secret that the biggest enemy of the Jews are not the Muslims and Arabs but the dangerous project of Zionism. We Muslims, Christians and

the Jews are the historical owners of this region. The Zionists however are stranger here and have imposed themselves on this region. The Zionists have

in fact planted the seeds of terrorism and violence in this region since the beginning years of the past century.


During the past several decades, the Zionist regime has been responsible for the killing and displacement of Palestinians while disrespecting Islamic sanctity

in Palestine. In committing all such crimes and murders, the United States has been supporting the Zionists with its veto power in the Security Council

of the United Nations and has spared no effort in supplying all kinds of destructive weapons to the Zionist regime. Unfortunately, the United States was

chosen as an arbitrator for years in negotiations. Or they sought the support of the US and relied on it for mediation.


The United States has never been an honest mediator. And it will never be. The recent act by the US administration made it clear for the people who wished

a positive role by the US in resolving the issue of Palestine that the US is only seeking to secure the maximum interests of the Zionists and consider

no respect for the legitimate demands of Palestinians.


Mr. Chair


In order to counter such oppressive and low-minded measures, it is necessary to take lessons from the past. Therefore, I take the opportunity to propose

the following actions:  


1-     It is necessary for this summit to strongly condemn the recent decision by the US administration to recognize al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist

regime and move its embassy to the holy Quds.


2-     Under the present circumstances, it is necessary for the Muslim world to get united against the Zionist regime. If we suffer from differences amongst

ourselves over some issues, we should not be divided on defending the holy Quds and the Palestinian cause. All the problems of the Muslim world can be

resolved through dialogue. It is only through Islamic unity that we can better support the rights of the Islamic Ummah and the holy Quds.  


3-    The US administration should be aware of the reality that the world of Islam does not remain indifferent towards the fate of Palestine and the holy

Quds. And that ridiculing international approvals and ideas of nearly all the international community on the issue of Palestine would have political repercussions

and costs.


4-    It is imperative on the Muslim states to harmonize their protest to the recent US decision in their talks with America’s partners especially European

countries and emphasize on the necessity to stand against such a decision.


5-    The issue of Palestine should once again be placed top on the agenda of the Muslim world. With the defeat of Daesh in Iraq and Syria and the necessity

of continuing the fight against other terrorist groups, we should not forget the dangers of the Zionist regime including its nuclear warheads which is

a threat to the whole world.


6-    The United Nations and particularly the Security Council and its General Assembly can and should play a key role under such circumstances to express

their opposition to the recent US decision. It is necessary that diplomatic missions of Muslim states in the United Nations actively participate in the



7-    The movements of the Zionist regime should be constantly monitored and the OIC should hold sessions wherever appropriate to take necessary decisions

at the ministerial or heads of state level.    


In conclusion, the Islamic Republic of Iran stands ready to cooperate with each one of the Muslim countries to defend the holy Quds without any reservation

or pre-condition.


Thank you.

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