Muslim scholars slam compromise with Zionist regime
Tehran, The International Union of Muslim Scholars issued a statement on the recent activities of the Zionist regime in the Persian Gulf Arab states and condemned any efforts made to normalize relations with this regime.
The statement called on the Islamic world and its leaders to support the lofty goals of the Islamic nations and not to overlook Quds and the occupied territories.
It urged Islamic nations to achieve unity instead of normalizing ties with the occupiers.
The statement read that the scholars union condemns any type of welcome to the Quds occupying regime by the Muslim countries.
It referred to the welcome accorded by officials of the Arab states in the region to the Zionists and said that any normalization of relations is a reward for the regime's crimes in Palestine.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an official visit to Muscat, Oman, and met with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said on Friday.
Omani Foreign Affairs Minister Yousef bin Alawi bin Abdullah said that the meeting was made at the request of Netanyahu in a bid to follow up the Middle East peace process.
Two decades ago and before signing an agreement between the Zionist regime and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Tel Aviv opened an office in Muscat, which was later shut.
The first trip made by an Israeli prime minister to Oman dates back to 1994 under Yitzhak Rabin.
Although Sultan Qaboos, who has been the leader of Oman for the last 48 years, has always emphasized support for the Palestinians, unlike other regional Arab nations, Oman has thus far not played a significant role with regards to the Palestinian issue.
Netanyahu's trip to Oman drew criticism from several Islamic countries and organizations including Iran, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement and Hamas.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA