Unity only way to restore Palestinians' rights: Iran official
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:16AM
The experience of the past six decades shows that… the Palestinians’ rights cannot be materialized through any other route other than unity among various groups in this country." Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-AbdollahianIranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the rights of the Palestinian people can only be realized through unity among all Palestinian groups. “The experience of the past six decades shows that… the Palestinians’ rights cannot be materialized through any other route other than unity among various groups in this country,” Amir-Abdollahian said during a meeting with Speaker of the Palestinian National Council (PNC) Salim al-Zanon in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday.
The Iranian official further reiterated the Islamic Republic’s support for the Palestinian efforts to attain their rights and liberate all Palestinian territories from Israeli occupation.Al-Zanon, for his part, underlined the necessity of unity among the Palestinian people and groups and praised the Islamic Republic for its role in supporting the Palestinian people. During his one-day trip to Jordan, Amir-Abdollahian also met with several other Jordanian officials, including Foreign Minister Nasser Joudeh, with whom he discussed Iran-Jordan bilateral relations and regional developments, particularly the Syrian crisis. Amir-Abdollahian renewed Iran’s opposition to any foreign intervention in Syria, saying foreign meddling has further complicated the situation in the crisis-hit Arab country. He also expressed Iran’s readiness to send humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees in Jordan via the Red Crescent Society. Unrest began in Syria in March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed ever since. YH/HMV/HJL