TEHRAN, July 22, 2014 (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani appreciated the regional resistance groups for their achievements against the Zionist regime, saying resistance is now creating a new Middle-East.
"Today, it is the power of the resistance which is creating a new Middle-East and the US and its affiliates dont want to recognize this power and they attempt to hit a blow at this stream by accusing them of terrorism," Larijani said, addressing the Inter-Parliamentary Union troika meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Tehran on Tuesday.
He said that the regional resistance groups, including Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have proved their efficiency in resistance against the Zionist regime, and added, "This resistance is like a medal on the chest of the Muslims; reconciliation plans will not produce any result."
He called on the OIC Inter-Parliamentary Union to use its power to support the Palestinian people and asked the Egyptian government to open the Rafah border crossing for the passage of humanitarian and medical aids to the Gaza people.
Israel has been pounding the blockaded Gaza for 15 consecutive days, killing at least 610 people and injuring more than 3,200 others.
Four out of every five Palestinians killed during Israels ongoing military offensive in Gaza have been civilians, including dozens of women and children, the United Nations said last Monday.