Iranian envoy: Referendum only solution to Palestinian-Israeli row

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Iranian Ambassador to China Mehdi Safari reiterated that the only solution to the Palestinian issue is holding a referendum as proposed by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, IRNA reported.

Safari made the remarks on the sidelines of a rally in Beijing marking the International Quds Day on Friday.

"The only way for coming out of the Middle East crisis and settling the issue of Palestine from Islamic Republic of Iran's point of view is implementation of the plan as proposed by the Supreme Leader according to which a referendum should be held with participation of all Muslims, Christians and Jews residing in the occupied territories as well as Palestinian refugees in order to establish a system as chosen by the Palestinians and pave the way for return of all Palestinian refugees to their homes," Safari said.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is the only country that has always supported the Palestinians whether they be Muslims or non-Muslims," he added.

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