Tehran, 3 October 2023 (TDI):  Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a strong statement regarding countries seeking to normalize relations with Israel.

He emphasized that such countries are “betting on a losing horse” and outlined the Zionist regime’s aggressive stance toward not only Iran but also other nations in the region.

Khamenei’s remarks were delivered during an event marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad ( صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم).

He stated, “The Zionist regime is full of hate and anger not only toward Iran but toward other countries in the region. The Zionists are displeased with the countries around them.

They hate the Egyptians, Iraqis, and Syrians as well. Why? Because their primary goal is to conquer the land from the River Nile to the Tigris and the Euphrates, and that has not happened. Those countries would not allow it.”

He also referenced the ongoing negotiations between Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States (US), suggesting that an agreement could be in place by early next year.

Additionally, Khamenei reiterated his opposition to such a deal, emphasizing the dangers it poses to the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Palestinian people.

Also, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, condemned the pending normalization agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Nasrallah deemed the deal dangerous and an assault on the Palestinian people and Al Aqsa mosque.

He called upon the Muslim world to reject normalization and support the Palestinians. Khamenei’s remarks underscore Iran’s longstanding opposition to any form of normalization with Israel and its support for the Palestinian cause.

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He portrayed countries seeking relations with Israel as misguided and asserted that the Zionist regime’s hostile ambitions in the region remain a significant concern.

The Supreme Leader also touched upon broader themes, emphasizing the importance of unity among Muslim countries to resist foreign interference. He argued that countries are often forced to accept foreign meddling when they lack unity.

Khamenei encouraged leaders and elites in Muslim-majority nations to prioritize their own interests by adopting a united policy on fundamental issues.

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Furthermore, Khamenei addressed recent incidents involving the desecration of the Quran and the West’s perceived hostility toward Islam.

He questioned the double standards of countries that allow insults to religious symbols while protecting freedom of expression.

The Supreme Leader defended the Quran’s resilience against attempts to weaken it through insults, stating that those who engage in such actions are ultimately harming themselves.

Khamenei concluded his remarks by expressing gratitude for the Prophet Muhammad’s role in providing guidance and healing to humanity.

He emphasized the universal indebtedness of humanity to the Prophet’s teachings and called for unity among Muslims.