1148 GMT June 17, 2018
The book titled 'Palestine: Selected Statements by Ayatollah Khamenei on Palestine', which was printed by a Russian publishing house, is scheduled to be unveiled in Moscow on Tuesday, a few days ahead of 'International Quds Day' (June 23), ifpnews.com reported.
The late founder of Iran's 1979 Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of the lunar month of Ramadan as 'International Quds Day'. On this day, people in Iran and other parts of the world hold rallies condemning the Israeli regime's occupation of Palestinian lands and its cruelties towards the innocent people in the besieged Gaza Strip.
A number of the Russian academic and cultural figures as well as the Iranian and Palestinian ambassadors to Moscow, Mehdi Sanaei and Abdel Hafiz Nofal, respectively, are scheduled to attend the unveiling ceremony which is to be held at the headquarters of the state-run Russian-language news agency, RIA Novosti.
The book was translated into Russian by Iran's Cultural Center in Moscow. It was later published by a leading Russian publishing house.
The book has eight chapters and includes Ayatollah Khamenei's statements about the Palestinian issue and his attitudes on the subject. Topics such as ambiguities about the issue of Palestine, the country's future and solutions to resolving the Arab state's problem are discussed from Ayatollah Khamenei's viewpoint.
The prologue to the book is by Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei on international affairs. It discusses the importance of Palestine as a Muslim state and the significant role and great status it has in establishing solidarity among Muslim countries and fostering greater unity among Muslims.
The book had earlier been translated into Persian, English and Arabic in Iran. The new edition of the book was unveiled at the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada in Tehran on February 21 and 22.