(February 5, 2020 / JNS) Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a speech on Wednesday that Tehran would support Palestinian terror groups as much as possible, adding that Trump administration’s Mideast peace plan would “achieve no results.”
“I believe that the Palestinian armed organizations are going to resist; they will continue the resistance. The solution is resistance,” Khamenei said according to the text that appeared on his website.
He described resistance as the only way to counter the peace plan, saying, “What is the remedy? The remedy is bold resistance. The Palestinian nation, personages and organizations should force out the Zionists and the U.S. with their selfless Jihad. This is the only effective solution. All the Muslim world should also help and support the Palestinians.”
Tehran supports the Palestinian Gaza-based terror groups Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
He insisted that the country considers “it to be our duty to support the Palestinian resistance groups. We are going to support them, as much as we can and with all the means at our disposal.”
The Iranian leader also said that the plan “will die before [U.S. President Donald] Trump dies,” according to his website.
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