News ID: 112935
Publish Date : 28 February 2023 - 21:53

Tehran Lauds Arab Parliamentary Delegation’s Visit to Syria

TEHRAN – Hailing an Arab parliamentary delegation’s visit to Damascus as a positive step towards Islamic unity, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kana’ani on Tuesday said regional states are able to resolve differences peacefully and by ignoring the outsiders.
In a post on his Twitter account, Kana’ani said the recent improvement of relations between the Arab countries and Syria, including the visit that an Arab parliamentary delegation paid to Damascus to show solidarity with the victims of the recent devastating earthquake, signifies “realism” and is regarded as “a positive step towards Islamic solidarity”
The Iranian spokesman underlined that the regional nations will be able to resolve their problems through “dialogue and regional mechanisms” if they exercise realism, adopt independent national stances, and ignore the demands of the hegemonic outsiders.
The Arab delegation’s visit to Syria was the first since 2011 when Syria’s membership in the Cairo-based Arab League was suspended after the eruption of a civil war and foreign-backed militancy in Syria.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the barbaric deadly attacks that the Israeli settlers have carried out against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank with the support of the Zionist regime’s military forces.
Kana’ani roundly condemned Israeli settlers’ brutal attacks against defenseless Palestinians in a rampage through villages in the Nablus area of the occupied West Bank.
He said such criminal acts that have occurred following the brutal killings committed by the Zionist regime’s army against the residents of Nablus and Jenin in recent weeks clearly amount to the Zionist regime’s “structural and state-sponsored terrorism”.
The Iranian spokesman also called for “decisive, effective and preemptive reaction” from the international community 
against the apartheid Zionist regime’s terror machine.
“The fake Zionist regime’s extremist and criminal actions and its lack of commitment to any treaty or agreement once again proved rightly that legitimate resistance against the Zionist occupiers and their aggressive measures is the sole option for the Palestinian people and resistance groups,” Kana’ani stated.
Israeli settlers have carried out at least 300 attacks, including shootings and arson, in a rampage through Palestinian villages in the Nablus area of the occupied West Bank.
A 37-year-old Palestinian man identified as Samih al-Aqtash was shot in the stomach on Sunday night by settlers protected by the Israeli army in the village of Zaatara south of Nablus.
At least 390 Palestinians were injured in the settler rampage across the villages of Huwara, Zaatara, Burin and Asira al-Qibliya – all south of Nablus, the Palestinian Red Crescent said, adding that the majority were wounded from tear gas fired by the Israeli army as well as smoke inhalation from widespread fires set by the settlers.