Khamenei of Iran calls for rescinding Arab-Israeli normalizations

Khamenei of Iran calls for rescinding Arab-Israeli normalizations

Arab nations that normalized relations with Israel last year have “sinned” and should reverse these measures, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.
The UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco agreed to normalize relations with Israel in 2020, as Washington, under the administration of then-US President Donald Trump, made Arab-Israeli rapprochement a priority. priority of its foreign policy.

“Some governments unfortunately made mistakes – made big mistakes and sinned in normalizing [their relations] with the usurper and oppressor Zionist regime, ”Khamenei said, referring to Israel.

“This is an act against Islamic unity, they must come back from this path and make up for this big mistake,” Khamenei added, in a speech marking a public holiday in honor of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Palestinian question

In the four decades since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Iran has positioned itself as a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause.

Egypt and Jordan were until last year the only two Arab countries to normalize their relations with Israel.

“If the unity of Muslims is achieved, the Palestinian issue would be definitely resolved in the best way,” Khamenei said.

In May, Khamenei called Israel a “terrorist base” and “no country”.

Shortly after Khamenei’s speech, Iran’s top security official Ali Shamkhani pledged to inflict scores of “billions of dollars” in damage in a “shocking response” if Israel attacks Tehran’s nuclear program .

The tweet from the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran came in response to reports from the Israeli media that 5 billion shekels ($ 1.5 billion) had been approved to prepare the military for a possible strike on the nuclear program Iranian.

Iran has repeatedly accused Israel of being behind acts of sabotage targeting its nuclear facilities.

The two countries recently exchanged bitter rhetoric, amid efforts to resume talks to revive a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.


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