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Boroujerdi:

Recognition of Palestinian State Aimed to Keep Zionist Regime in Power

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TEHRAN, Sept. 11 (ICANA) – A senior Iranian lawmaker says the UN support for recognition of an independent Palestinian state is aimed to ensure security for the Zionist regime and keep the regime in power.
Sunday, September 11, 2011 7:17:41 PM
Recognition of Palestinian State Aimed to Keep Zionist Regime in Power

Speaking to ICANA on Sunday, Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi added: "The measures taken by the Zionist regime over the past several decades show the regime's indifference towards the UN Security Council decisions and international resolutions. Therefore, any negotiations with this regime would be unproductive."

Reiterating that the struggle of the Palestinian people particularly the oppressed people of Gaza have turned into a struggle for liberation, Boroujerdi noted: "The truth of the matter is that raising such issues and its follow-up by international organizations is more aimed at quelling the flames of wrath of the Palestinian people against the Zionist regime and thus create a security belt for the regime in the region."

The MP further stated that with the exposure of the Zionist regime's nature over the past few decades, the people of Palestine have come to the conclusion that they cannot take any other step than resistance and struggle in order to restore their trampled rights.

 Referring to expansion of settlements by Tel Aviv in violation of the UN resolutions, the MP stated that the behavior of Israel shows that it has no regard whatsoever for the world's public opinion.

On an announcement by Washington on Thursday that it will veto a bid for UN recognition of a Palestinian state if it comes to a vote before the UN Security Council, Boroujerdi said: "The United States has clearly showed in recent decades and in the course of the Palestinian people's struggle that it has no regard for the rights of the oppressed Palestinians."

He said that such statements by the US was part of their political game, adding that Washington has always been seeking one-sided support for the Zionist regime and has taken no concrete measure towards resolving the problems of the Palestinians.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said US opposition to such a move by the Palestinians "should not come as a shock."

"So yes, if something comes to a vote in the UN Security Council, the US will veto," she said.

In Ramallah, the Palestinian leadership confirmed on Thursday that it intends to make a formal request that the United Nations accept the state of Palestine as a member.

Boroujerdfi said the Zionists have not considered the right of political life for the Palestinians and for the same reason any proposal in this regard will infuriate the people of Palestine. As evidence, Boroujerdi cited detention and imprisonment of Palestinian parliament members by the Zionist regime.

The lawmaker said the US aim was to force the Palestinians to lay down arms, adding that any such deal would eventually end up in favor of the Zionist regime.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has announced his support for an independent and sovereign state of Palestine, emphasizing that a Palestinian state is “long overdue.”

“But…the recognition of a state is something to be determined by the member states,” AFP quoted Ban as saying on Friday.

“It is not [determined] by the secretary general so I leave it to the member states to decide to recognize or not to recognize,” he added.

Scores of Palestinians had on Thursday gathered in front of the UN building in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where they handed a letter addressed to Ban, urging him to add his “moral voice of support of the Palestinian people.”

The activists also said that they would stage continuous peaceful gatherings ahead of the UN General Assembly's annual meeting on September 20.

Meanwhile, the US special envoy to the Middle East traveled to Ramallah on Wednesday to try to convince the PA to ditch its efforts for the statehood recognition.

Palestinians say a future Palestinian state would include the West Bank and Gaza Strip, with East al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital. PA says it believes more than 130 countries would recognize the state of Palestine based on the pre-1967 borders.

However, Washington has repeatedly threatened to veto such a move at the UN Security Council.

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