A top Iranian official says Israel has been caught off guard and is encircled by the resistance front, adding that normalization of ties between the Tel Aviv regime and some Arab states laid bare relations that had developed behind the scenes.

Kamal Kharrazi, the head of Iran’s Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting secretary general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement, Ziyad al-Nakhalah, in Tehran on Tuesday.

Kharrazi, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, described Israel as an apartheid regime and said such illegal entities are doomed to fall apart.

“The Zionist regime is an apartheid regime, and the fact that the United Nations has described the regime as apartheid is of paramount significance from an international perspective. According to natural law, apartheid regimes are doomed to failure,” the former Iranian foreign minister asserted.

He went on to describe Iran’s support for Palestinian resistance groups as the main pillar of the Islamic Republic’s grand strategy.

“Today, the Zionist regime is surrounded by the resistance [front]. If you put yourself in their shoes, it is easy to realize how concerned they (Zionists) are about their survival,” Kharrazi said.

Source » presstv.ir