0904 GMT May 13, 2021
Representatives from the Resistance Front states, including Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq will attend a ceremony in the Iranian capital on Thursday to mark the International Quds Day (this year falling on May 7) on the eve of the occasion and in the absence of people and pressmen and reporters, announced the head of the Coordination Council of Islamic Publicity (CCOIP) in Tehran.
Commenting on the importance of commemorating the occasion in an address to reporters on Monday, Hojatoleslam Seyyed Mohsen Mahmoudi added the International Quds Day is the valued legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, and the issue of Quds is, and will be, the main issue of the Muslim world, ISNA reported.
The International Quds Day is celebrated on the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as suggested by late Imam Khomeini who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world, according to Press TV.
Mahmoudi said that due to the coronavirus spread in Iran, the usual nationwide rallies held annually to mark the occasion will not be held this year, which, however, he stressed does not imply that the occasion will not be commemorated as all the country’s capacities will be used to commemorate the day.
Nosratollah Lotfi, the CCOIP’s vice president, said Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei will address the nation on Friday on the occasion of the International Quds Day, according to Mehr News Agency.
He added the Leader will deliver his speech at 11:00 a.m. local time.