Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, called on Muslims nations to take a firm stance against the US government’s so-called “deal of the century” plan, saying it is tantamount to the sale of the Palestinian land.
According to Tasnim news agency, in a telephone conversation on Sunday night, Zarif and Cavusoglu held talks on a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Muslims world.
They deplored the deal of the century plan and called on the Islamic world to take “a firm stance” against the sale of Palestine.
On Tuesday night, US President Donald Trump unveiled his long-delayed West Asia plan, a proposal Palestinian leaders called a “conspiracy” that “will not pass”.
Following Trump’s announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the plan.
The American plan has sparked widespread international condemnation.
The deal of century ploy, fronted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, had already been rejected by the Palestinians, who say the White House’s policies have been blatantly biased in favor of Israel.
Palestinians have cut off all contacts with the Trump administration since the US president broke with decades of bipartisan policy to recognize al-Quds as the capital of Israel in December 2017.
In June 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei reiterated the need for a referendum among “true Palestinians of all faiths,” being Muslims, Christians or Jews, adding that such a move would lead to the establishment of the Palestinian government.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the referendum and the subsequent formation of such a governing system would eventually translate into the destruction of the “bogus regime” of Israel in the not-too-distant future.