0142 GMT August 18, 2022
Speaking at an event to celebrate human rights and human dignity on Tuesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Tehran’s support for “the Palestinian issue and the creation of a Palestinian state on the entire mainland and motherland, with Al-Quds as its capital”, according to Press TV.
“We are proud to announce loudly that the experience of the  Islamic Revolution, that of the Islamic Republic and that of the resistance have proved that nothing but the language of force and resistance is effective in confronting the ambitions of the apartheid, fake Zionist regime,” he said.
At the same time, the Iranian top diplomat reiterated the Islamic Republic’s call for holding a referendum among the “original” inhabitants of Palestine – including Muslims, Christians, and Jews – under the supervision of the United Nations, as a democratic political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Certainly, the Zionists did not and will not support this idea. What the Zionists understand is the language of force and resistance,” he added.
Referring to the killing of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was commemorated during the ceremony, Amir-Abdollahian said her death is a clear example of “the instrumental use of terrorism” to justify the U.S. sales of weapons.
The remarks come as the U.S. remains the biggest supplier of arms to Israel despite international calls on Washington to stop supplying deadly weapons to the regime in Tel Aviv.
Abu Akleh, a veteran of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera network's Arabic service, was shot in the head in May when she was reporting on an Israeli raid against Palestinians living in the Jenin refugee camp. Her tragic death sent shockwaves across the region, drawing global condemnation against the Israeli regime.
Elsewhere in his speech, Amir-Abdollahian noted that the West is trying to impose its “fake values” on other countries while the United States and other Western states themselves “don’t respect human rights”.