Sat, 13 Oct 2007 14:54:19
Ayatollah Khamenei addressess the Eid al-Fitr congregation.
"So far, the result of all conferences held in the name of peace has been to the detriment of the Palestinian nation; so, they will reject the so-called peace conference," Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in his Eid-al-Fitr prayer sermon Saturday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Inviting all Palestinian groups to unity, fraternity and awareness, he said, "When the Palestinian people regard this conference as deceitful and refuse to attend it, how can other countries allow themselves to participate?"
He lauded resistance of the Palestinian people and added, "Despite constant pressure, the Palestinians and the democratic Hamas government still continue their strong resistance in full knowledge of the fact that Palestine can and should be saved by its people. Support of the Islamic Ummah for Palestinians will increase their resistance."
The leader said that Iraq crisis is a painful issue for the Islamic world, adding that the US occupiers avoid establishing security in Iraq or are unable to do so.
"The occupiers refuse to let the democratic Iraqi government counter the crimes perpetrated by the blind terrorism now gripping Iraq. It indicates that they actually support such terrorism," he said.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that the Americans and other occupiers are the main cause of every human, developmental and political catastrophe in Iraq.