TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the US peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict known as “the deal of the century”, which aims to obliterate the Palestinian cause, is nothing but an illusion.

The Israeli regime is seeking to reach the deal of the century through the US but they are only following illusions in this plan, Larijani said, addressing a large gathering of worshippers who had attended a massive demonstration in Tehran on Friday to mark the International Quds Day.

“They (the US and Israel) want to remove the obligations that the United Nations (resolutions) has defined for Israel…,” he noted.

They want to remove the Zionist regime’s obligations that the Palestinian refugees should enjoy the right to return to their homeland and that the Israeli settlements should not continue in the West Bank, the Iranian parliament speaker went on to say.

They want to give money to Palestinians so that the people relinquish their right to return to their motherland, he said, adding that the Palestinian people have been fighting for 70 years, and their problem is not money.

The remarks came as countrywide demonstrations marking the International Quds Day were held in more than 900 cities of Iran on Friday with thousands of reporters covering the event.

The International Quds Day is an annual event during which demonstrators express their solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposition to the occupation of the Palestinian territories by the Zionist regime of Israel.

The day is also seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who officially declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as International Quds Day back in 1979.