Iran says U.S. veto on Palestinian state bid to be great historical fault
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 29 /Trend T.Konyayeva/
President Barack Obama's veto on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state bid may turn into a great historical fault, Ahmad Montazeri, son of Ayatollah Al-Ozma Hossein-Ali Montazeri, wrote in his letter addressed to President of the United States.
"It is my religious and human duty to warn you against a great historical fault, which may occur, and that is the vetoing of establishment of an independent Palestinian state bid," Montazeri said in the letter.
He thinks it is quite probable that Obama's selection in the next U.S. presidential elections would depend upon the vetoing of this bid.
"However, there is something more important than your being elected as the next U.S. president and that is observing the rights of the oppressed Palestinians. Islam and other heavenly religions have always recommended defending the oppressed people - from any religion or nation," Montazeri wrote.
U.S. probable vetoing of the mentioned bid would create destructive irreparable effects in the Muslim world, he added.
On Sept. 21, Barack Obama has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas he will veto his bid for UN membership, BBC reported.
Obama had told the UN General Assembly a Palestinian state could only be achieved through talks with Israel.
But French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned a veto could spark another cycle of violence in the region.
Thousands of people rallied in the West Bank on Sept. 21 in support of the move.