TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday that Iran will continue to support the Palestinians' resistance against Israel, Press TV reported.
Iran encourages other Islamic countries to support the Palestinians as well, Khamenei said in a meeting with the ambassadors of Islamic countries and participants of the 33rd Islamic Unity Conference held in the capital Tehran.
"Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution (in Iran in 1979) to this day, we have maintained this position. We have helped and will continue to help Palestine and the Palestinians without any consideration and we view this as the duty of the whole Islamic world," he said.
Khamenei described the Palestinian issue as the biggest plight of the Muslim world, highlighting the significance of unity among Islamic nations in resolving the issue.
The 33rd International Islamic Unity Conference started on Wednesday with the focus on the unity of the Muslims in defending Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in Jerusalem, is one of the holiest sites in Islam.
The three-day event attracted 350 religious scholars and political figures from 93 countries and regions.