The third international conference on Palestine was held under the title “International Conference on Quds and Supporting Palestinians’ Rights” in Tehran while the Islamic Parliament of Iran was in the middle of its mandate. It coincided with the Zionist regime’s destruction of the Dung Gate in the western part of al-Aqsa Mosque.
Like the previous two conferences, this Conference was attended by parliamentary speakers and delegates from national and advisory assemblies, representatives of different Palestinian groups, resistance leaders as well as revolutionary, political, cultural and scientific figures from different countries.
In his enlightening remarks to the Conference, Ayatollah Khamenei said the performance of Islamic awakening movements is measured based on their stances vis-à-vis the issue of Palestine. The Supreme Leader said the tragedy of Palestine is a combination of massacre, terrorism, destruction, usurpation and desecration of Islamic sanctities.
“Anybody who refuses to accept the slogan of freedom of holy al-Quds and the salvation of the Palestinian nation and territory or marginalizes it and turns his back to the resistance front will be held accountable,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The participants in the conference elected Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, then speaker of parliament, as the Chairman of the Conference.
The participants in this three-day Conference, whose objective was to reiterate all-out support for the Palestinians’ rights and protection of religious sites particularly Quds, discussed developments in the region and the world and the intensification of unjust pressures on the Palestinian nation. In the end, they issued a 35-point final statement showing solidarity with the resistance of the oppressed Palestinians.
In the final communiqué, the participants in the Conference threw their weight behind the January 2006 democratic election in Palestine and the government born out of that election, and called on all Muslim and Arab states to provide it with material and spiritual support.
The Conference also condemned the Zionist regime’s demographic plans, construction of a racist separation barrier and development of settlements and called for urgent action by international organizations and bodies to prevent such actions by the Zionist regime.
This communiqué reiterated solidarity with the government and people of Syria, called for an end to the occupation of Iraq by foreigners and underlined support for jihad and resistance of Palestinian resistance groups, with Hezbollah at top, against the Zionist occupiers.
The participants at the Conference offered congratulations on the success of Iranian scientists in completing uranium enrichment cycle, saying this success is an achievement for the Muslim community. They also condemned any attempt for preventing Iran from acquiring peaceful nuclear knowhow.
The communiqué also extended gratitude to the Supreme Leader for his presence and opening speech, calling for Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks as an official document of the Conference.
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