“The Zionist regime was born through terror, and since then has assassinated thousands of people from ordinary #Palestinians to prominent Arab figures and Iranian scientists. A terrorist regime in nature, Israel still continues to sow seeds of chaos in our region,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a Wednesday post on its English-language Twitter account.
It also underlined the importance of the International Quds Day, a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, which is marked annually on the last Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian nation.
“The Zionist regime has a history of aggression, secret WMD (weapons of mass destruction) programs, occupations & unlawfulness. The Quds day is a yearly reminder to the Muslim world that the Israeli regime’s occupation & aggressive actions have been an underlying factor in conflicts in our region,” the Foreign Ministry tweeted.
Every year on the International Quds Day, millions of Muslims hold rallies worldwide to reiterate their call for the liberation of Palestine and denounce the Tel Aviv regime’s atrocities against the Palestinian people.
This year, street demonstrations are canceled in Iran due to the coronavirus pandemic and replaced by online events. Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is also expected to deliver a speech on the occasion.