Dec 19, 2017, 10:32 AM
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Parliamentary speakers stress support to Palestine

Tehran, Dec 19, IRNA – Speakers of Iran, Iraq, and Mali's parliaments in a press conference underlined supporting Palestine and slammed US President Donald Trump’s anti-Palestine policy.

“Holding such meetings aims to avoid covering up the Palestinian issue,” Iran Majlis speaker Ali Larijani said.

The troika heads of the Palestine Commitee of an interparliamentary forum met in Tehran following recent developments about Palestine following US President Donald Trump's announcement on December 6 to recognize the occupied Beit-ul Moqaddas as the capital city of the Israeli regime.

“Today, US is playing the role of a deceiver in the region and follows adventurous measures to support terrorism,” he said and urged Muslim countries to take advantage of their military potentials to stand against US acts.

“Fortunately due to the fact that Muslims are moving toward awakening, their position onTrump’s decision is of value,” Larijani added.

“Despite the Zionists’ determination, Palestine turned out to be the first priority for the Islamic countries.'

In response to a question on Saudi rulers' position toward Zionist regime, the Iranian speaker said that they made a strategic mistake which was harmful for both Israel and the Islamic World.

“European countries are now aware of the decline of the US position in the world,” he said responding a question on the EU stance toward Palestine.

“Europeans have always said that they are after negotiations, but they are neither exactly similar to Trump nor to [Islamic] Resistance.'

Meanwhile, Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jabouri denounced the US decision, describing it a unilateral choice. “We believe in political, diplomatic and economic confrontation against the US act.'

He urged all those countries having economic relations with Zionist regime to sever ties.

In the meantime, Speaker of Mali Parliament Issaka Sidibé said “we defend Palestinians’ aspiration.”

On Trump’s decision, he said “it is unfortunately against our opinion and troublemaking as well.”

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