Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Friday vowed that Tehran, the world's leading state sponsor of terror, will continue to focus on backing Palestinian terrorists who attack Israel.
"Supporting Palestine is the top priority of the Muslim world and terrorist crises in the region must not divert attention from the cause of Palestine and al-Quds (Jerusalem)," said Amir-Abdollahian, employing the term "terrorist" Iran generally uses regarding Syrian rebels.
Iran's support for terror has recently been buoyed by the sanctions relief from the controversial nuclear deal, as just this February Iran pledged $7,000 to the families of each Palestinian terrorist killed in the current Arab terror wave.
In his remarks, Amir Abdollahian called for a "genuine fight against terrorism" and "an effective support” for "Palestine," while describing Israel as the "root cause of insecurity in the Middle East," according to the Iranian state-run PressTV.
The Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister also accused Israel of expanding its presence in Judea and Samaria, and said Iran would "proudly support the axis of (anti-Israel) resistance and the oppressed Palestinian people."
"The third intifada is a natural response by true owners of the Palestinian lands to continued aggressive policies of the Zionist regime," he added, justifying the current wave of terror that since last September has claimed the lives of 34 victims.
Ironically Amir-Abdollahian's quote about terror being a "natural response" echoes UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon, who in January sympathized with Palestinian terror and said, "it is human nature to react to occupation."
Palestinian officials lost no time in citing the quote to praise the murder of female Border Police officer Hadar Cohen in early February.