During a pre-Quds Day address, Ambassador of Iran Mehdi Honardoost said Pakistan and Iran should work together to resolve the Palestine issue.
“Quds Day does not only belong to the people of Palestine, rather it is a world day and day of expressing unity and solidarity by the Muslims. This day is to show endeavor for getting back the denied rights of the oppressed people of Palestine and express the hatred against the hegemonic Zionist system and illegal regime of Israel.”
The ambassador added that it is imperative for all governments, nations and Islamic societies, especially Iran and Pakistan, to advocate for the rights of the "oppressed people of Palestine."
“In today’s world, we witness war, blood shedding and conflicts in the Islamic world and various Islamic countries, especially in the Middle East suffering from devastating wars, have rendered irreparable human and material loss to the Islamic Ummah undoubtedly, there are foreign imperialistic hands behind occurrence of these wars and blood-shedding, who have disturbed the stability and tranquility of the Islamic world for fulfilling their own interests.”
Honardoost explained that “the imperialist powers were creating civil wars in the regional countries including Syrian, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Afghanistan and all the crisis-hit and tense areas in all nooks and corners of the Islamic world.”
Ahead of the Quds Day celebrations, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah also stated that war was imminent as a result of the events taking place in the Middle East.
“We do not want to destroy or kill or throw anyone into the sea,” he said.
“Get on your planes and boats and go back to the countries you came from.” But “if you insist on the occupation, the day of the great war is coming, the day we will all pray in Jerusalem.”