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President: Support for oppressed Palestinians, main task of Muslims

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 31, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that support for the oppressed Palestinian nation is the most important task of Muslim states across the world.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting Speaker of Indonesia’s House of Representatives Marzuki Ali.

The approach of the Zionist regime towards the Palestinian nation is an insult to the entire humanity, he added.

“The issue of Palestine is neither an Arabic nor an Islamic, but it is a global issue,” the President noted.

The Zionists’ anti-human measures toward the Palestinian nation is an indication to weakness of that regime, he said, condemning the brutal attack of the Tel Aviv regime on aid convoy ships ferrying toward Gaza Strip.

Support for the Palestinian nation is support for all world nations as well as the global peace and freedom, President Ahmadinejad said.

He reiterated that Tehran and Jakarta can play an effective role to help improve the life conditions of the Palestinians.

Iran-Indonesia bilateral cooperation would benefit the two nations and the entire world, he said, voicing Tehran’s readiness to further boost all-out ties between the two states.

Tehran and Jakarta enjoy close cooperation on several issues including the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and aspirations of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), he said, stressing that bilateral cooperation is to the benefit of global peace and security.

The Indonesian speaker for his part announced his country’s readiness to bolster ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran, particularly the parliamentary cooperation.

Jakarta fully supports Iran’s right to use peaceful nuclear technology, he said, praising the Tehran Declaration on fuel swap on March 17.

He expressed hope that the Tehran Declaration would be fully materialized.

Referring to the deadly attack of the Zionist forces on aid convoy ships for Gaza on Monday, he called on world leaders to oblige Israel to end such brutal and inhuman crimes.

Tehran and Jakarta share identical view regarding the Palestinian issue, he reiterated.

A convoy of nine ships carrying 10,000 tons of aid supplies including foodstuff and drug products for the people in the Gaza Strip was stormed by the Zionist navy forces on Monday.

The convoy includes nine ships from Turkey, Greece and several other countries and hundreds of European Parliament representatives, ex western diplomats, journalists and human rights activities are on board.

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