Raisi calls on Islamic countries to take firm decision, action on Palestine

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has called on the leaders of Islamic countries to reach a firm decision on the issue of Palestine and fully implement it.

Speaking before departing Tehran on Saturday morning to attend the extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Raisi said the meeting is what all people expect, especially the Islamic Ummah (community).

“It is expected that the heads of Islamic countries will reach a firm decision on the issue of Palestine, which is the most important issue in the world, and the decision will be fully implemented,” he said, calling for action instead of paying lip service to the Palestinian issue.

He noted that Palestine is the reason behind the establishment of the OIC, adding that an immediate halt to Israeli bombardment of Gaza, opening of a way to help the people of Gaza, lifting the blockade of the enclave, and realization of Gaza’s rights are the main goals of the organization.

“Iran had requested this extraordinary meeting to be held a month ago, but it was not held due to some reasons every time,” he stated.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president said the US has control over the “war machine” in Gaza. “The US has prevented a ceasefire in Gaza and is expanding the scope of war. The true face of the US should be laid bare before the world.”

Riyadh is hosting the extraordinary summit of the OIC on Saturday, amid unprecedented Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people.

The Zionist regime waged the war on Gaza after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out a surprise operation into the occupied territories. At least 11,078 people have been killed by Israeli raids on Gaza, including 4,506 children and 3,027 women.

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