Millions of people in Iran and elsewhere are marking the International Al-Quds Day to condemn a Middle East plan touted by US President Donald Trump as the “deal of the century”.
Iranians took to the streets in massive numbers on Friday after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called this year’s rallies more important than ever.
People in Tehran and other cities flocked to main streets to support Palestinians who are facing the dangerous prospect of a sellout of their rights through the US plan.
Demonstrators carried banners with slogans such as “Al-Quds is the eternal capital of Palestine” and “Death to America” as well as “No to the deal of the century”.
President Hassan Rouhani, who attended the rallies in Tehran, said the “deal of the century” would be the “bankruptcy of the century” for its sponsors and “definitely will not come to a fruition”.
He said Quds Day is “the day the confrontation of all Muslims with the world’s aggressors and the event’s message is that Palestine will be alive forever and al-Quds will remain for Muslims”.
“We have no doubt that the ultimate victory will be for the righteous and Palestine and Palestine, and that the land of Palestine will be a safe place for Muslims, Christians and Jews,” Rouhani added.