Jul 25, 2014, 12:22 PM
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President Rouhani joins Quds Day rallies in Tehran

Tehran, July 25, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani joined the nationwide "Quds Day" rallies on Friday.

Millions of Iranians have taken to streets all over the country to show their full support for the oppressed Palestinian nation against Israeli occupation and aggressions, specially its recent air and ground attacks on the defenseless people in Gaza.

In Tehran, demonstrators congregated in Tehran University, the site of Friday prayers for the past three decades.

In a statement earlier, President Rouhani called for high turnout in the International Quds Day rallies to be held on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramdan.

He stressed that active participation in the rallies means more voices raised in support of the defenseless Palestinians.

The President reiterated that the huge public turnout in the worldwide ceremonies to be held on the occasion will deliver a stronger message to the usurper regime of Israel that its aggressive massacre and occupation will end soon.

President Rouhani stressed that the Holy Quds, both from a religious point of view and also its position in the region and international arena, is of prime importance for the Iranian nation.

He said the International Quds Day rallies in fact served to prove that Muslims will never forget the holy land and the homeless Palestinian nation.

This year's rallies were held with a higher turnout as Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 18 consecutive days now, killing at least 800 people and injuring more than 5,050 others.

According to the UN, 77% of the victims in Gaza are civilians and defenseless people.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif too joined demostrators here in Tehran.