In Tehran the annual international pro-Palestine conference has got underway as the United Nations Security Council opened its discussions on Palestine’s bid for recognition.
Delegates in Iran heard that a Palestinian state can exist temporarily as part of a ‘liberated territory’.
“Do not forget that if the Palestinians, as they have already done in Gaza, succeed in liberating a part of Palestine and to manage their own affairs through elected representatives, then that is what they must do. But we must never forget the ultimate goal,” said Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
That ultimate goal as far as Iran is concerned
is to liberate all Palestine from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea.
Meanwhile in New York UN diplomats say intense lobbying has begun of three undecided council members on the issue of recognising Palestine. The Security Council is set to meet again next week to continue their discussions.