Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the establishment of lasting and fair peace in the region is possible only if the occupation of Palestine ends.

Iran Press/Iran News: Israeli militants and settlers have repeatedly attacked various areas of Palestine in recent days, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, martyring at least 17 Palestinians and wounding hundreds more.

In separate letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hussein Ibrahim Taha and foreign ministers of the Islamic countries, Iran’s Foreign Minister stated that the double standard approach and silence of some governments and the international community towards issues in Palestine as a factor for encouraging the apartheid Israeli regime to intensify violation of human rights against Palestinian people.

He expressed his deep concern over the recent events in Palestine, including Israel's crimes in the occupied lands and territories in insulting holy sites and brutal attacks on worshipping and fasting Palestinian people during the holy month of Ramadan.

Amir-Abdollahian considered any attack and desecration of the holy places respected by Muslims and hurting the feelings of Islamic Ummah and Muslim countries as 'despicable and intolerable'.

He stated that the establishment of lasting and just peace in the region can only be achieved by complete elimination of the occupation of Palestine, return of all refugees to their homeland, and determination of the future of Palestine based on a referendum attended by all its original inhabitants. 

The Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran had previously condemned the crimes committed by the Israeli regime and stated that Muslims must stand united in support of the Palestinian cause.