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Velayati: US-organized Jordan summit indicative of Israel’s crises, predicaments

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (file photo)

A senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the so-called Israeli-Palestinian “security summit” organized by the White House in the Jordanian resort city of Aqaba shows the Israeli regime is facing a myriad of "crises and predicaments."

Ali Akbar Velayati made the remarks in a Sunday phone call with Ismail Haniyeh, who heads the political office of the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.

He said Israel resorts to such meetings to get out of the predicaments it is facing, adding that the Palestinian people are “very close” to clinching a final victory against the Tel Aviv regime.

The senior Iranian official emphasized that such meetings would have no impact on the Palestinian nation and their resistance but would add to the number of Muslim countries, groups and movements that support Palestine.

The Hamas chairman, for his part, said the Palestinian resistance is in a new stage of confrontation with the Zionist occupiers.

Commenting on the Palestinian authorities’ participation in the Jordan security meeting, Haniyeh emphasized that the general Palestinian stance is against such a meeting.

He said the Palestinian Authority does not represent the Palestinian people, adding that the enemy is faced with a strategic crisis and such meetings would fail to save it.

Iran supports Islamic Jihad, Palestinian resistance: Velayati

In a separate phone call with Ziyad al-Nakhaleh, the secretary general of Palestine’s Islamic Jihad movement, Velayati hailed the unity of the Palestinian people in the face of the Zionist occupiers.

The Islamic Republic supports the Islamic Jihad movement and the resistance of the Palestinian people, he added.

Nakhaleh, for his part, reiterated the Palestinian nation’s determination to continue fighting and confronting the Israeli regime’s forces.

He added that the courage of the Palestinian fighters and the nation’s support for them prove the invincibility of the Palestinian nation.

He emphasized that Palestinians will continue to resist until the liberation of the al-Quds and the entire Palestinian territory.

Nakhaleh also expressed the Resistance Front’s opposition to the Jordan meeting.

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