Iran approves creation of ”virtual embassy” in Palestine

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Tehran, May 18 (IANS) A Commission of the Iranian Parliament on Monday tasked the government to create a “virtual embassy” in Palestine.

Parliament”s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission approved a previously drafted motion bill, which obliges the Iranian Foreign Ministry to lay the groundwork for the creation of “the Islamic Republic”s Virtual Embassy in Palestine” within six months and submit the results for approval to the cabinet, reports Xinhua news agency.

On May 12, Iranian lawmakers approved “a double-urgency motion” which, in case of turning into law, would oblige the Iranian government to take certain measures against “hostile measures” of Israel.

One of the articles of the motion endorsed by the Commission states that “the historic land of Palestine belongs to the original Palestinian people”.

The approvals of the Commission should be turned into a law by Parliament for its enforcement.

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