Iran does not hesitate transferring missile knowhow to Palestine
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 7
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran would enable Palestine to develop missiles on its own land in the case of necessity, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdullahian said, Fars news agency reported on Feb. 7.
The Iranian diplomat made the remarks at a joint meeting of the Iranian Foreign Ministry's Political and International Research Department and Egypt's al-Ahram Organization.
"As long as the right of Palestinians is not granted, Palestinian issue has to remain the number one issue in the Muslim world," he said.
"We said in the beginning that we would not let the resistance axis grow weak," he added. "We used all we had to help Palestine against the Zionist regime in the 33, 22, 8, and 51-day wars."
He further underlined that Iran supports Palestinian Hamas and the Islamic Jihad groups the same way it does Lebanese Hezbollah, refuting claims that Iran intends to set discord among Sunni and Shia communities.
"I do not believe that Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group," he said, making remarks on recent developments in Egypt regarding the group.
"We rather believe that the fact that some members of the Brotherhood having inclined toward violent and extreme ways does not make the whole Brotherhood a terrorist group," he explained.
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Jan. 26 that the Palestine issue is the top concern of the Muslim World.
The Islamic Republic's Defense Minister, Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan said on Jan. 27 that Iran will spare no effort to supply arms to the West Bank in Palestine.