Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged Muslim nations to boycott a Middle East peace meeting in the US.
“The United States took the initiative for this meeting to save the Zionist regime, which received a beating at the hands of Hezbollah,” he told a crowd of hundreds of thousands at Iran’s Grand Mosque on Saturday.
“Every conference that has been organised in the name of peace has harmed the Palestinians,” he said in his speech on Eidul Fitr.
“As the Palestinians themselves are not participating in this conference, how can the others do so,” he asked, as the crowd chanted ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’.
He made no reference to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who will be attending the meeting, expected next month.