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Published: 0123 GMT November 29, 2020

Iran: OIC states’ normalization with Israel betrayal of Muslims

Iran: OIC states’ normalization with Israel betrayal of Muslims

Iran denounced the normalization of ties between certain member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Israel as “a betrayal of Muslims” and a violation of the 57-nation body’s principles.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Director General for International Peace and Security Reza Najafi made the remarks at the 47th session of the OIC’s Council of Foreign Ministers in Niger’s capital, Niamey, Press TV reported on Sunday.

Najafi expressed serious concerns about a decision by certain OIC countries to forge formal diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv, saying, "Any interaction with the fake and illegal Zionist regime, whose life involves 60 years of crime, murder, torture and displacement of thousands of Palestinians, is considered a betrayal of Muslims and a violation of the fundamental principles of the OIC and will deal a serious blow to the unity of the organization’s member states and the Muslim world."

“A few members of the organization betrayed the Muslim world by revealing their secret relations with the Zionist regime,” he added.

Najafi further urged the international community to strengthen efforts towards upholding the Palestinians’ inalienable rights to return to their homeland and establish an independent state in the occupied territories, with East Al-Quds as its capital.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed normalization pacts with Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahrain's Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani during an official ceremony hosted by US President Donald Trump at the White House in mid-September.

The following month, Trump said Israel and Sudan had also established economic ties as a pathway toward normalized ties.

Palestinians condemned the deals as a treacherous "stab in the back".




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