Iranian President Rouhani: Israel Main Source of Violence, Extremism


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed Israel for its continued “aggression against the oppressed people of Palestine,” describing Tel Aviv as the root source of violence and extremism in the Middle East, Tasnim News reports.

Addressing the 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Thursday, Rouhani expressed deep sorrow over the negligence of the international community on the issue of Palestine and Israeli crimes.

“We should always be vigilant against the danger of the Zionist regime as the main source of violence and extremism,” he said in his address, adding that the “continued massacre of innocent Palestinian people, mostly women and children, in the Palestinian territories and the siege of the Gaza Strip show the violent nature of the Zionist regime of Israel that continues its brutalities with the international community, western powers in particular, turning a blind eye to the atrocities.”