Press Shia Agency – A senior Iranian cleric reiterated Tehran’s unwavering policy to back the Palestinian people against the Zionist regime of Israel, saying the issue of Palestine is the Islamic Republic’s first priority.

Press Shia Agency – Addressing a huge gathering of worshippers at Friday prayers in the Iranian capital of Tehran, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahedi-Kermani pointed to the recently-concluded Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada held in Tehran and expressed his gratitude to the high-ranking foreign officials and guests participating in the international event.

He said the issue of Palestine is closely related to Islam, which says the domination of the unbelievers over Muslims is prohibited.

“…We cannot just overlook it (the Palestinian issue) and the world should know that Palestine is the top priority for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the cleric stated.

The Sixth International Conference on Palestinian Intifada was held in Tehran on Tuesday and Wednesday with around 700 foreign officials and intellectuals, including 18 parliament speakers, in attendance.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, was the keynote speaker at the opening session of the gathering.

In his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei said the third Palestinian intifada (uprising) will begin a very important chapter in the history of the Palestinian nation’s fighting and will inflict another defeat on the Zionist regime of Israel.

In recent years, the concept of resistance has attracted a great deal of attention across the Muslim world.

It refers mainly to the courage and fortitude shown by the people of Palestine, who have withstood Israel’s crimes for years.