Opposition to 2-State Solution for Palestine

Opposition to 2-State Solution for PalestineOpposition to 2-State Solution for Palestine

Spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said Tehran opposes the oft mentioned two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis, as it runs counter to the democratic demands of the Palestinian people.  

“This solution would be against democracy and of the rights and aspirations of the Palestinians to decide their own future,” ICANA quoted Hossein Naqavi Hosseini as saying on Monday.

He was responding to report published Friday by the Quartet proposing a negotiated two-state solution as the only way to achieve peace in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

The legislator said “the best way to determine the fate of the occupied territories is to uphold the opinion of the Palestinian people” in a referendum.

The Quartet, comprising the United Nations, US, Russia and the European Union, published its eight-page report following months of delays.

The report says the illegal Israeli settlements, Tel Aviv’s policy of death of destruction and demolition of Palestinian homes and expropriation of land were “steadily eroding the viability of the two-state solution.”