Iranian President: Normalization with Israel is reactionary and regressive

Israel National News reports: “Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Sunday denounced any attempts by regional countries to normalize relations with Israel, calling such attempts ‘reactionary and regressive’.

‘Normalizing relations with the Zionist regime is a reactionary and regressive move by any government in the Islamic world,’ Raisi said during an international Islamic conference held in Tehran, as quoted by the AFP news agency.

Raisi further labelled any normalization attempt as the ‘foreigners’ desire’, while stating that ‘surrender and compromise’ regarding Israel were not on the table.

‘The only option for all the fighters in the occupied land and the Islamic world is to resist and stand against the enemies,’ he said, according to AFP, reiterating Iran’s position that Jerusalem must be ‘liberated’.

His comments come as Israel and Saudi Arabia are reportedly close to reaching an agreement on normalization…”

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