Raisi calls for OIC emergency meeting on Palestine
During a phone call with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, Raisi requested an OIC emergency meeting for the sake of making a joint decision on defending the rights of the Palestinian people.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the recent developments in the occupied Palestinian territories in light of the recent Israeli occupation storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
This comes after Israeli occupation forces raided Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Al-Quds and assaulted the Palestinians who were stationed there for the second day in a row as part of the religious practice of Itikaf, which is one of the acts of worship during the holy month of Ramadan.
During a phone call with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, Raisi requested an OIC emergency meeting for the sake of making a joint decision on defending the rights of the Palestinian people and confronting Israeli atrocities.
“Palestine is the beating heart of the Islamic world,” Raisi said, adding, “Supporting the rights of the Palestinian nation and fighting the Zionist regime is an unchangeable principle of the structure of the Islamic Ummah.”
The Iranian leader also affirmed that the unity of the Islamic world remains a necessity to confront Israeli aggression.
Raisi reiterated Iran's support for any action aiming at strengthening ties between Islamic nations.
On his part, the president of Indonesia welcomed his Iranian counterpart's request for an urgent summit on the situation in Palestine and expressed hope it would strengthen ties between Islamic nations.
The two leaders highlighted the need of expanding Iran-Indonesia cooperation during their phone call.