Rallies in Iran on International day of Al-Quds
People in Tehran poured into the streets Friday to commemorate the annual international day of Al-Quds.
Iranians from all over the country flocked to the streets on Friday morning to commemorate the annual International Quds Day.
Pro-Palestinian marches are organized in Tehran and 900 other cities and villages around the country.
Due to coronavirus fears, the rallies in 2021 and 2020 were canceled.
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The rally celebrating International Quds Day in Tehran began at 10 a.m. local time, with Major General Hossein Salami, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), being the keynote speaker in Tehran.
Organizers unveiled two modern domestic missiles in Tehran streets, including Emad, a ballistic missile with a range of 1,700 kilometers, and Kheibarshekan (castle buster), a ballistic missile with a range of 1,400 kilometers.
The International Quds Day is an annual event in which protestors show their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to 'Israel's" occupation of Palestinian territories.
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The day is recognized as a legacy of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who established the final Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day in 1979.
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Iran's foreign ministry issued a statement in which it called for the global condemnation of Israeli crimes.
According to the statement, the International Quds day has now become a historical event due to the efforts of the world's freedom-seekers against the Zionist apartheid regime and those who support it.
The foreign ministry expressed that the issue of Al-Quds is not only an Islamic issue but a global and human concern, becoming the benchmark and measure for freedom-seeking in such a way that defending Palestine today is equivalent to defending the truth.
The statement drew attention to the recent attacks of Israeli occupation forces at Al-Aqsa Mosque and stated that "the Zionist regime, right from its inception, has resorted to all types of methods of suppression and plunder of the Palestinian nation and has spared no efforts in committing crimes and murders against the Palestinians. "
The Ministry of Foreign affairs urged all world nations to participate in the programs to commemorate the World Quds Day and requested that "all the Muslim and freedom-seeking nations and governments across the world to put pressure on governments and international official and legal entities to fulfill their legal and human obligations in supporting the rights of the people of Palestine and ending the occupation and brutal murders of the Zionists and their escalatory and transgressive acts in the region and remain persistent on this right path of saving the holy Quds."