Iran’s parliament speaker says US peace plan a ‘plot’ to help Israel

Iran is determined to fight against US Donald Trump’s anticipated Israel-Palestinian peace plan, parliament speaker Ali Larijani says Tuesday according to semi-official news agency ISNA.

Speaking in Tehran, Larijani says the “deal of the century” is a “plot” between Iran’s arch foe Israel and the United States to establish the Jewish state’s domination in the Middle East.

“We will stand against the regime of Israel and won’t let this deal take place in the region,” Larijani says at an annual conference on Islamic unity.

“If Americans are imposing sanctions on Iran today and are putting pressure on Iran, the reason for it is because Iran has stood against Israel,” he adds, quoted by ISNA.

“In order to achieve their objective they try to create new political arrangements in the region,” Larijani says of US-Israeli strategy in the Middle East.

The parliament speaker also singled out regional rival Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as he warned countries against normalizing relations with Israel.

Countries in the region “should know that they would not benefit at all by letting [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu to their countries,” Larijani says.

“People in the region, in any country, regard Israel as a cancerous tumor and hate it,” he adds.


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