TEHRAN -- Palestinian Ambassador to Tehran Salah al-Zawawi has bade farewell to Iran, bringing to close four decades of his diplomatic mission in the Islamic Republic.
On Thursday, he visited Iran’s Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian at the foreign ministry building where presented the top Iranian diplomat with a Palestinian a keffiyeh, a symbol a resistance, adorned with images the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
Zawawi, one of the founding members of Fatah political party, was the second Palestinian ambassador to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
He had held the post in Iran since 1980 and before that he severed as the Palestinian ambassador to Algeria, Brazil and Kenya.
Last Sunday, Zawawi delivered a speech during a ceremony at Iran’s Foreign Ministry marking the second anniversary of the U.S. assassination of legendary anti-terror commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Along with his Syrian and Iraqi counterparts, the Palestinian envoy praised General Soleimani for his tireless efforts to strengthen the resistance front as well as his courage in the fight against Daesh.