Speaking at a cabinet session in Tehran on Wednesday, the president said the Iranian nation has always supported the oppressed and stood against oppressors.
Referring to the sufferings of the Palestinian nation over the past seven decades, Rouhani said other Muslims in the world cannot remain silent in the face of occupation of Palestine and expelling Palestinians from their homeland.
He added that given the developments over the past year, including the relocation of the US embassy to Quds and the announcement of the so-called “Deal of Century” plot by Washington, the rallies in support of Quds and Palestine are even more important than previous years.
Rouhani underlined that the Iranian people will take part in the Friday rallies marking the International Quds Day in large numbers.
Muslims and others worldwide will hold demonstrations on Friday, May 31, (marking the International Quds Day) to reiterate their call for the liberation of Palestine from Israeli occupation and to denounce Israel’s atrocities.
The International Quds Day is a legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, who designated the day in solidarity with Palestinians.
Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the International Quds Day has been held worldwide on the last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.