Tehran’s mayor: The issue of Palestine should not be forgotten

RELIGIONS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) -Tehran’s mayor, Alireza Zakani, has called on his counterparts in Muslim countries “not to allow the issue of Palestine to be forgotten.”

Zakani, who was a presidential candidate in 2021 and received the post after losing the election, wrote to mayors of cities in Islamic countries, stating that Israel’s attack on Gaza was “among the biggest crimes of the past century.”

Zakani blamed the United States and “a handful of European countries” for standing by Israel and insisted that the Palestinian cause is part of the anti-imperialist campaign.

He told his counterparts that Muslim mayors have a serious duty and responsibility to defend Gaza.

Zakani asked his counterparts in the Muslim world to help pressure their government to cut all ties with Israel and apply sanctions.

Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi made the same proposals in a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

He also asked them to support “popular gatherings” in support of Palestinians in their cities.


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