Islamic Republic of Iran

Iranian organizers of the Global March to Jerusalem include the following:

Hussein Sheikh-ul-Islam  (Senior Advisor to the Parliament Speaker for International Affairs of Iran.)

Roohulla Rezvi

Salim Ghafouri

Iranian involvement in the organisation of the Global March on Jerusalem is clearly government endorsed and enabled.

 A report from Iran’s government-run FARS news agency on February 26th 2012 announced that the Global March to Jerusalem has created a board in Iran.

“In light of the recent speech of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei regarding Iran’s open support for different movements or groups against Israel, Hossein Shaikhol-Eslam, the Secretary of the Board for the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), emphasized that the Global March to Jerusalem is a symbol representing the protests of the different movements from the free nations of the world against the occupation, oppression, injustice and Judaization of Jerusalem.”

“Yet, he underlined that the present step needs to be taken into consideration by all anti-Zionist groups.”

“Dr. Ruivaran, a regional analyst and another member of the board of the Global Jerusalem to Jerusalem in Iran, also stated at the meeting (which took place in the office of Ummat-e-Wahida) that the new strategy offered by the Supreme Leader is based on the new regional boundaries and the unity on the basis of the axis of resistance and opposition towards the occupying regime of Jerusalem. ”

“He stated this strategy is in opposition to the proposed strategies from some Arab governments in the region that wish to divide the region based on religious differences.”

“He said it is on this basis that the support of the Global March to Jerusalem is a strategic step towards strengthening unity against Israel in the region.”

On the same day, FARS also ran an interview with GMJ organizer Paul Larudee.

According to the unofficial Iranian twitter feed endorsing GMJ, here’s a picture of the Iranian executive board of GMJ:

Iranian Executive Board of GMJ

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