The annual event, dubbed the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) held in solidarity with the people of Palestine wrapped up in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on Feb 22. The Palestine Intifada conference conveyed an important message to the world; the manifestation of which was echoed in the remarks made by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. The president said that once again the Palestine issue ‘brought us together’ to speak of a deep and painful scar that has annoyed the global community conscience and the Muslim world body. He noted that Palestine is not the issue of an ethnic group or nation, rather it is the injustice and denial of international rights and inefficiency of international organizations.
Speaking at a meeting with visiting Azeri President IlhamAliyev in Tehran, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution underlined that enemies are upset about the cordial relations between Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic.“The evil Zionist regime is trying more than all other enemies to weaken the brotherly relations between Iran and Azerbaijan and, (so) in return, the cordial ties (between Tehran and Baku) must be safeguarded”, Imam Khamenei said. The Leader mentioned common religion as the most important factor that creates a sense of closeness and relationship between the people of the two country. “Iran and Azerbaijan have always been, and still are, close together and the fact that about one million Azeri people traveled to Iran last year is just an example of these cultural and religious ties and commonalities” have said the Ayatollah Khamenei.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei slammed the US rhetoric of military action on Iran as a ploy to distract attention from the real war against the Islamic Republic. The real purpose of the military threats is to disturb the Iranian officials concentration on economic progress.“The enemy is trying to ignore the (Iranian) developments and major achievements in the past 38 years (after the Islamic Revolution) and demoralize the people” he have said in Teheran. Describing the ethnic diversity in Iran as a privilege, the Leader said the adversaries seek every opportunity to create rift in Iran but the Iranian nation remains integrated and united in the face of the enemies.