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Arab states normalizing with Israel should learn lesson from Palestine developments: Leader’s aide

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

A senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Arab states willing to normalize relations with Israel to give up the process and learn a lesson from the latest developments in Palestine.

Ali Akbar Velayati made the remarks during a telephone conversation with Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Mekdad on Sunday night.

“Those who believe they can tackle their problems through so-called normalization of ties with Zionists and severance of relations with Muslim nations of the region should learn a lesson from the events and realize they are seriously endangering the security of the region and fighting nations with groundless and immature schemes like the formation of corridors in the volatile West Asia region,” Velayati said.

He added, “We warn certain governments in the region to learn a lesson from the fate of the countries that have followed the path [of normalization] and now cannot respond to the resistance front.”

Palestinian medical authorities say more than 400 people have been killed and many more injured as a result of Israeli bombardment across the Gaza Strip.

Hospital officials in the strip have recorded the death of 493 civilians and injury of 2,751 others. A large number of buildings, homes and public facilities have also been badly damaged due to heavy Israeli bombardments.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Velayati strongly condemned the recent terrorist drone attack on a military college in Syria’s Homs province, which killed at least 100 people and wounded 240 more, stressing that the Islamic Republic of Iran will stand by Syria.

“This barbaric act exposed that animosity toward the fighting Muslims of the region and the resistance front still persists, and the occupiers have no divine logic and morality.”

“There’s no doubt that the response to such actions is the same as what Palestinian resistance groups have proven once again,” he said, adding that what Western colonialism has built as a safe house for Zionists is much weaker than a spider’s web.

“The vicious Israeli onslaught on one hand and the determined resistance of Palestinians on the other showed that the resistance front is an important matter and is the only way to stand up against and win over Zionists and their advocates,” he continued.

Velayati further noted that the solidarity of Palestinians with Syria, coupled with the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, represents the growing power of the Axis of Resistance in regional equations, and substantiates the fact that resistance will continue to be the sole way to achieve victory.

Mekdad, for his part, hailed Iran’s support for the Syrian government and nation, emphasizing that terrorism is condemned all over the world and those who killed innocent people in Homs are the same individuals who are now murdering Palestinians and committing crimes in Palestine.

“We also appreciate the Islamic Republic of Iran’s constant support for and positive role in the establishment of peace and stability across the region. We are grateful for your support for the Syrian government, nation and President Bashar al-Assad. We are sure that the resistance front is fairly sensitive to the interests of Muslim countries and will defend them whenever need be,” the senior Syrian diplomat said.

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