TEHRAN (IQNA) – The United States and Israel are trying to sow discord among Muslim and Arab nations and divert them from one of the main problems of the Middle East, which is agony of the Palestinian people, said Jamal Wakim, a professor at the Lebanese International University from Beirut.
The US and the Tel Aviv regime want to “substitute the Arab-Israeli struggle
with a Persian-Arab struggle or with a [Shia]-Sunni struggle; so, it is a way
to divert the attention from the main struggle and cause, which is Palestine,”
Wakim said on Tuesday.
“The Zionist regime is a tiny regime that is surrounded by majority of Arabs
and Muslims,” and this is why the United States attempts to redraw the
geopolitical map of the region, he added.
The US-Israeli alliance seeks to implement its agenda by “stirring
up conflicts between various sects” and ethnicities in the Middle East, the
The comments came as Iran is holding the 6th International Conference in
Support of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) in Tehran. Nearly 700
foreign guests and representatives of Palestinian organizations are taking part
in the conference, Press TV reported.
Wakim emphasized that the conference is very important to support the
Palestinian Intifada against Israeli aggression, especially at the time when “the United States and Israel are pushing to liquidate all remnants of the
In an opening speech at the conference, Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the “dangers originating from the presence
of the Zionist regime should never be ignored.”
He further warned about the consequence of neglecting the Israeli menace,
noting that the conference is important in uniting Muslim and Arab nations
in order to stop the Israeli regime, which might carry out a new “aggression against forces of resistance” in Palestine, Lebanon and Syria.