Israel incapable of negotiation with Palestinians: Araqchi

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Acting Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas meet in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 19, 2013.Press TV

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi says Tehran is against the resumption of talks between Israel and Palestinians as Tel Aviv is incapable of dialogue.

The Israeli regime’s structure is based on occupation and therefore it is incapable of negotiating and reaching an agreement with Palestinians, Araqchi said on Sunday.   

He added that the Tel Aviv regime is not ready to pay the price for peace due to its warmongering nature.

“Islamic Republic of Iran, along with Palestinian groups, opposes the proposed plan and [Iran] is confident that the occupying Zionist regime [of Israel] does not believe in the principle of withdrawal from the occupied territories,” the Iranian spokesperson stated.

Iran believes that developments in the Middle East should be addressed based on the principles of justice and human dignity, considering the real roots of the crisis and trying to resolve it based on asserting the rights of Palestinians and other regional nations.

He further criticized the US peace plan for its failure to address the main and fundamental issues of al-Quds (Jerusalem) and the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland.

Araqchi reiterated that lasting peace in the Middle East would be established only through the settlement of major issues including putting an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories, giving the right to the Palestinian people to determine their own fate, the return of all refugees to their homeland and establishing a united Palestinian government with al-Quds as its capital.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel have agreed to meet and prepare for the resumption of talks.

“We have reached an agreement that establishes the basis for resuming direct final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis,” Kerry said, adding, “The agreement is still in the process of being formalized.”

He gave no details of what had been agreed so far.

The Palestinian-Israeli talks were halted in September 2010 over disagreements on Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.

Palestinians are seeking to create an independent state on the territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the Gaza Strip and are demanding that Israel withdraw from the Palestinian territories occupied in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Tel Aviv, however, has refused to return to the 1967 borders and is unwilling to discuss the issue of al-Quds.


4 thoughts on “Israel incapable of negotiation with Palestinians: Araqchi

    “We must define our position and lay down basic principles for a settlement. Our demands should be moderate and balanced, and appear to be reasonable. But in fact they must involve such conditions as to ensure that the enemy rejects them. Then we should manoeuvre and allow him to define his own position, and reject a settlement on the basis of a compromise solution. We should then publish his demands as embodying unreasonable extremism.” – General Yehoshafat Harkabi, Ma’ariv, 2 November 1973.

    “The state of Israel must invent dangers, and to do this it must adopt the methods of provocation and revenge…. And above all, let us hope for a new war with the Arab countries so that we may finally get rid of our troubles and acquire our space.” — From the diary of Moshe Sharett, Israeli’s first Foreign Minister from 1948-1956, and Prime Minister from 1954-1956.

    “We came here to a country that was populated by Arabs and we are building here a Hebrew, a Jewish state; instead of the Arab villages, Jewish villages were established. You even do not know the names of those villages, and I do not blame you because these villages no longer exist. There is not a single Jewish settlement that was not established in the place of a former Arab Village.” – Moshe Dyan, March 19, 1969, speech at the Technion in Haifa, quoted in Ha’aretz, April 4, 1969.

    “Among ourselves, it must be clear that there is no place in the country for both peoples together. With the Arabs we shall not achieve our aim of being an independent people in this country. The only solution is Eretz-Israel, at least the west part of Eretz-Israel, without Arabs . . . And there is no other way but to transfer the Arabs from here to the neighbouring countries. Transfer all of them, not one village or tribe should remain . . .” –Joseph Weitz, entry in his diary for 1940 (quoted in his article: ‘A solution to the Refugee Problem: An Israeli State with a small Arab Minority’, published in Davar, 29 September, 1967.
    They are WAR god worshipers who want to “rebuild” their temple so they can SACRIFICE ANIMALS and smear blood all over everything —- has ANYONE ever READ the bible?

  2. The greed of these scum is literally immeasurable.

    There can be NO peace on Earth as long as they exist.

  3. These ‘negotiations’ are a side-show circus for clowns.
    Everyone involved understands the vision of greater israel.
    That’s the real end game here.


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