Israel not a country, but a terrorist base: Iran leader
New Delhi : Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday claimed in his remarks that Iran is not a country, but a terrorist base.
"Israel is not a country, but a terrorist base against the nation of Palestine and other Muslim nations," Khamenei said in live televised remarks marking the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
"Fighting this despotic regime... is everyone's duty".
Khamenei also blasted Israel's normalisation of ties with "some weak Arab governments" during the past year as attempts to undermine the Israeli "nightmare of Muslim unity".
Countries like UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Sudan have normalized their ties with Israel in recent months under US-brokered deals.
"I say this decisively: these attempts will get nowhere," Khamenei said, calling on Palestinians to continue their resistance and for Muslim governments to support them.
"The decline of the enemy Zionist regime has begun and will not stop."