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02/27/10

Iran: Khamenei sees Palestine independence as 'definite'

Source: Press TV; photos by Mehr News Agency


Palestinian leaders, including Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal and Islamic Jihad of Palestine Secretary General Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah, met with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei in Tehran Saturday morning.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Saturday the Palestinians are the most resilient people in history who will "definitely and undoubtedly" see the freedom of their land. Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described the Palestinian resistance as an amazing phenomenon, which is driving Israel toward "defeat and annihilation."

Resistance is what has untied different Palestinian movements as well as having faith in God, he said.

"And the supporters of the Zionist regime (Israel) will find nothing but shame and historic notoriety," the Leader said.

He expressed deep gratitude to the Palestinian nation and said, "Bearing the atrocities and endless pressures in Gaza and throughout Palestine is impossible without the guidance and assistance of God and the Palestinian nation truly deserves to be named as the most resilient nation in history."

Ayatollah Khamenei also touched upon the 22 day Gaza war and said the Arab governments claim that "the Palestinian issue" is an Arab one but when it comes to helping Palestinians, they left their Palestinian brothers unassisted in front of the enemy and its supporters.

The Arab behavior, he said, will go down in history.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the US president's slogan of change was an attempt to repair the damaged image of Washington and said, "such dishonest attempts bore no fruit because the Americans blatantly lie in the issue of Palestine and other issues."

"The Iranian nation has gotten used to these lies after 30 years," he said.

The Leader said the Palestinian issue was a serious challenge for the Western civilization and advocates of liberal democracy, adding, "The resistance of the Palestinian nation has questioned the West's multi-centennial claims of freedom and human rights and has disgraced [the West].

"'The Palestinian issue' has today become a criterion for determining the real advocates of 'freedom and human rights' from its deceitful claimants."

Ayatollah Khamenei said the future America will have been defeated by the Palestinian nation.

"Without a doubt, the actions of the United States over the past 60 to 70 years in support of the Zionists will be remembered as an instance of this country's dishonor in history."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed the importance of forming a new and "Islamic Middle East" and described defending the Palestinian nation as a humanitarian and Islamic responsibility.

He noted that Islamic governments have a greater responsibility regarding the issue of Palestine, since their nations have "awakened" and now demand more support for Palestine.

"Those who have overlooked the true and original path to the freedom of Al-Quds and Palestine - in other words resistance - have been forced to accept the conditions imposed by the enemy."

"God willing, Al-Quds will return to the embrace of the Muslims and the people of the world and the resilient Palestinian nation will witness this great day," the Leader concluded.
 

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