Negotiating with ‘usurper’ regime Israel ‘unforgettable error’:
unforgettable error: BEIRUT: Any movement to negotiate with Israel will be an “unforgettable mistake”, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, following Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Israelis were eligible to live peacefully in their territory.
Saudi Arabia – birthplace of Islam and website of its holiest shrines – doesn’t formally recognize Israel, but Mohammed bin Salman’s remarks, quoted in the usa magazine The Atlantic are a additional indication of a clear thawing in bilateral ties.
“Moving towards discussions with all the deceitful, lying, & usurper regime [Israel] is a memorable mistake that will impede the success of the nation. The action of betrayal by a few Arab heads of nations– that’s slowly being disclosed– pursues the identical goal,” Khamenei said in a statement published on his official site.
The announcement, which didn’t name Saudi Arabia, stated it had been the duty of Muslims to support Palestinian resistance movements and it vowed continued Iranian funding to the Palestinian group Hamas.
Riyadh has asserted that normalising ties with Israel hinges in an Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands seized in the 1967 Middle East war – land Palestinians search for a future nation.