Sunday, February 7, 2010
Leader: Israel moving in downward spiral
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Israel is moving in a downward spiral that will lead to its collapse.
"During its sixty-year existence, the Zionist regime (Israel) has become the symbol of evil, oppression and injustice," the Leader added.
"I am very optimistic about the future of Palestine," Ayatollah Khamenei told Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ramadan Abdullah in Tehran on Sunday.
The Leader said that Israel's failure to take over the Gaza Strip after over two years of keeping the costal territory under blockade was similar to a "miracle" and added, "Although the regime benefitted from all kinds of financial and political support, it could not break the resistance of the Palestinian nation."
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to support of certain Arab states for Israel, saying, "Certainly, such efforts will bear no fruit because Muslim nations always support the Palestinian cause."
The Leader expressed Iran's full support for Palestine and described faith as the motive behind the Palestinians' resistance against Israel.
Abdullah, for his part, touched on Israel's aggressive policies in the region and said the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and resistance movements are ready to counter all "stupid" moves by the Zionist enemy.