Iran’s Raisi: The only solution is ‘a Palestinian state from the river to the sea’

This handout picture provided by the Iranian Presidency on November 11, 2023, shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi speaking prior to boarding an aircraft departing from Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport to Saudi Arabia to attend a summit. (Iranian Presidency/AFP)
This handout picture provided by the Iranian Presidency on November 11, 2023, shows Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi speaking prior to boarding an aircraft departing from Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport to Saudi Arabia to attend a summit. (Iranian Presidency/AFP)

Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi tells a summit of Arab and Muslim leaders on Israel’s war with Hamas that the only solution to the conflict is a Palestinian state from the “river to the sea.”

“The only solution for this conflict is the resistance continuing against the Israeli oppression until the establishment of the Palestinian state from the river to the sea,” he says, echoing protest chants seen as calling for the destruction of Israel.

Raisi calls on those present to take a clear stand and choose what side they are on.

“We want to take a historic and decisive decision regarding what is happening in the Palestinian territories. Killing civilians and bombing hospitals are manifestations of Israeli crimes in Gaza. Today, everyone must decide which side they stand on,” he says, calling to arm the Palestinians.

He also calls for sanctions and an energy boycott against Israel, for charges to be brought against Israel and the US at the Hague, and for international inspectors at Israel’s nuclear facilities.

 

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