TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who shared a photo of US National Security Adviser John Bolton during a recent visit to the Western Wall in East al-Quds, said wearing virtual reality goggles cannot help the blind in the valley of the blind.
“It's said a picture says a thousand words. This picture, however, says more than a thousand words about decades of failed US policies in our region,” Zarif said in a message posted on his Twitter on Monday.
It came after John Bolton and others on Sunday were photographed wearing the device during a visit to the Jewish holy site of the Western Wall in East al-Quds, which Palestinians want as the capital of their future state.
The top Iranian diplomat added, "In the valley of the blind, even those with VR glasses are still blind".
He was apparently referring to Washington and Tel Aviv’s persisting ignorance of the region’s history and Palestinians’ historic demands.
Accompanying Bolton on the tour of the city were his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
The US recognized al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” in late 2017, and relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city last May in direct violation of the Palestinians’ concerns regarding the city’s status.
Since the international community does not recognize al-Quds as Israeli territory, foreign dignitaries would usually avoid having Israeli officials at their side while visiting the Western Wall.