Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attacked Israel and its Arab allies in the run-up to Friday’s annual anti-Israel Quds Day marches in Iran and around the world, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported, the Jerusalem Post reports.
“Support for Palestine and the resistance forces facing the Zionist regime…is a source of pride for the Islamic Republic,” Khamenei said Monday. President Hassan Rouhani added: “All Iranians, of whatever political stripe or belief, should participate widely in the great Quds Day march.” Khamenei also threatened rival Arab states that have recently thawed relations with Israel. “Some Arab governments have become the enemies of their own peoples,” he said. “In such a situation, passionate and devout Arab youth have the responsibility for destroying these ’empty entities.'”