Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected the Palestinians' UN statehood bid, and asked Palestinians not to limit the State of Palestine to pre-1967 borders: “All land belongs to Palestinians,” Khamenei declared.
“Any plan that seeks to divide Palestine is totally rejected,” Ayatollah Khamenei told the “5th International Conference on Palestinian Intifada” held in Tehran on Saturday.
“The two-state scheme, which has been clad in the self-righteousness of the acceptance of the Palestinian government and membership at the United Nations, is nothing but a capitulation to the demands of the Zionists or the recognition of the Zionist regime on Palestinian land,” Khamenei added [Fars News Agency, 1 October].
“Governments that host Zionist embassies or economic bureaus cannot advocate support for Palestine," Khamenei said in an apparent reference to post-Mubarak Egypt.
Khamenei also harshly criticized President Obama for his policies on Israel.
“The US president says that Israel's security is his red line. What has drawn this red line? The interests of the American nation or Obama's need for the money and support of Zionist companies to secure his second term as the US president?” Khamenei said.