Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi addresses the joint emergency meeting of the Arab League and the OIC on the issue of Gaza in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on November 11, 2023. (Photo by president.ir)
At the start of his speech to the Saudi Arabia-hosted Arab and Islamic nations meeting on Saturday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said that Palestine is key to Islamic and humanitarian dignity.
He urged all the Muslim nations to unite to support Palestine.
Raeisi further went through a history of the Zionist regimeís atrocities in the occupied Palestinian territories and described the Palestinian Resistance fighters as heroes.
He further described the Zionist regime leaders as new pharaohs.
He censured the Zionist regime for the blockade on Gaza, describing the seidge as in blatant violation of international laws.
The president further said that "America is the one who ordered its partner, the Zionist regime, to commit crimes against the Palestinians."
He went on to blame the United States for crises in the Islamic countries, saying that Washington has committed so many crimes that it has to be dealt with.
Elsewhere, Raeisi made some suggestions to force the Zionist regime and their American backers to stop their aggression, prioritizing imposing a ban on buying the Zionist regimeís products by all Muslim countries.
He reiterated Iranís call for a referendum in the Occupied Territories as the only solution to the conflict.
"We call for the complete lifting of the blockade on Gaza and the unrestricted reopening of the Rafah crossing. We must immediately demand the withdrawal of the Zionist regime from Gaza," the president of Iran said.
"We must demand the immediate withdrawal of the Zionist regime from Gaza," the president called for as one of the suggestions he made in his speech.
"All countries, including Islamic countries, must provide security for the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Trade and cooperation with the Zionist regime should be stopped and Israeli goods should be boycotted," he added.
"We demand the holding of an international tribunal for the Zionists and Americans for being an accomplice in the killing of the people of Gaza."
Kater, Raeisi called on Islamic countries to supply weapons to the Palestinian nation.
"The permanent and sustainable solution is the formation of an independent Palestinian state from sea to river," he further underscored.
The Iranian president went on to salute all the Palestinian fighters defending their rights, declaring that "The future belongs to the Resistance, Palestinian people are the true heroes, Al-Quds is ours, and victory is inevitable."
"If our meeting today does not lead to the taking of measures, it will further frustrate the Muslim nations," the president concluded.