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Iranian official: We will not recognize Israel

June 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

Senior international affairs adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati [Youtube]

Head of the Strategic Research Centre at the Expediency Council Ali Akbar Velayati has said Iran will not recognize Israel because it is a usurper entity.

An Iranian news agency on Wednesday reported Velayati as saying that “Iran believes Israel has stolen the Palestinians’ land”.

Velayati said Imam Khomeini has stressed on the need to confront Israel, noting that Khomeini had ordered to cut ties with Egypt in the aftermath of it signing the Camp David agreement with Israel.

Iran commemorates the International Day for the Holy City of Jerusalem on Friday which falls on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.