Alwaght- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a global boycott of the Israeli apartheid regime and review of ties with the US over their hostile policies against Palestine.
Speaking at an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday, Rouhani slammed Israel's recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the relocation of the US embassy to al-Quds (Jerusalem), and offered a number of proposals on how to put an end to such hostile policies.
"In order to assist the Palestinian nation and counter the destructive decision by [US President Donald] Trump, we call on Muslim governments and freedom-seeking nations in the world to revise their political, economic and commercial ties with the US administration, and also cut all their relations with the occupying Zionist regime [of Israel] and boycott the products and companies of the Zionists," Rouhani said.
Rouhani also offered five other suggestions, namely examination of the "illegal" relocation of the US embassy and Israel's recent crimes in Gaza at a UN General Assembly meeting, formation of an OIC expert group to formulate the required strategies, delivery of humanitarian assistance to Palestine, dismantling of Israel's nuclear weapons and inclusion of the International Quds Day in the official calendars of all Islamic countries.
The Iranian president noted that Israel has been committing crimes against Palestinians for the past 70 years and said that Israel has defied all values and challenged the international community.
"While hundreds of thousands of innocent people are deprived of the most basic human rights, the Zionist regime has deceitfully presented its apartheid and racist regime as a democracy and describes its religious extremism as secularism. The most saddening point is that some Western countries are justifying the aggression of the occupiers," Rouhani said.
He argued that the relocation of the US embassy to al-Quds gave Israel the green light to commit new brutal crimes against Palestinians.
Rouhani called on Muslim nations to lend unanimous support to the resistance movement against Israel and said, "If Israel is surrounded with democratic and developed countries and faces a united ummah, it will never be capable of continuing its crimes so comfortably."
The Iranian president also pointed to the US withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal and said, "This measure, which was in continuation of other instances of the US' unilateral withdrawal from some other important international agreements, indicated what a grave threat the new US administration is to the international legal system and global security."