Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani speaks during a meeting with ambassadors from Islamic countries in Tehran on July 15, 2014.
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:0AM GMT
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic will do all in its power to help the Palestinian nation.
Iran supports the Palestinian nation as well as unity among Muslims, Larijani said in a meeting with ambassadors of Islamic countries in Tehran on Tuesday.
“We take it upon ourselves to stand by and help the oppressed Palestinian people wholeheartedly one way or another,” he said.
The senior Iranian official also urged Muslim countries to set aside their minor differences and, instead, deal with major sources of concern for the Islamic world, particularly the Palestinian issue.
Larijani criticized global powers for aiding Israel in its crimes against Palestinians and said the silence of certain regional countries has also emboldened the regime to continue with its violent inhumane atrocities.
Israel’s offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip has been going on for more than a week. The death toll from the nine days of Israeli strikes has risen to 205 people.
According to Palestinian health officials, around 30 percent of the Gazans killed by Israel’s recent airstrikes are women and children. More than 1,500 Palestinians have also been injured.
Meanwhile, Israeli troops and tanks have maintained large numbers of forces on the Gaza border in preparation for a possible ground incursion.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned that it is prepared to hit back at Israeli forces should Tel Aviv launch a full-scale ground attack against Gaza.