Iran’s Supreme Leader speaks on Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Tehran, June 5, 2019

Trying to bolster public support in Iran’s conflict with the Trump Administration, the Supreme Leader has used the issue of Palestine in an address at the end of Ramadan.

Speaking on Eid al-Fitr, the ceremony marking the end of the holy month, Ayatollah Khamenei derided the still-unrevealed proposal of Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for Israel-Palestine talks.

He mocked the promotion of Kushner’s “Deal of the Century” with a jab at America’s Arab allies.

Bahrain is hosting a conference this month where Kushner is planning to launch his

Khamenei said:

The objective of this conference is to materialize America’s wrongful, treacherous and evil scheme for Palestinians….However, this will not happen, and this plot will never get off the ground, by divine grace.

Kushner’s plan is likely to follow the long-held path of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for an emphasis on economic initiatives, setting aside the Palestinian pursuit of statehood, an end to the Israeli military presence, and withdrawal of Israel-backed settlements in the West Bank.

In an interview with Axios, the White House advisor dismissed the objections of Palestinian leaders, insisting that people in the West Bank and Gaza will “make a determination: Do they think this will allow them to have a pathway to a better life or not?”

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