Tehran
29 November 2023

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei opined that Hamas’s 7 October attack against Israel had been “against the Zionist regime [ie, Israel] but it is aimed at de-Americanisation. This incident literally managed to disrupt the table of American policies in the region, and God willing, if this Storm continues, it will wipe out the whole table”. He further maintained that “the Islamic Republic believes in a referendum in Palestine based on the Palestinian public opinion. The Islamic Republic is not of the view of throwing Zionists and Jews into the sea”.

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