The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Iran have agreed to work together in holding an international conference on the nuclear disarmament of Israel, a senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official said.
PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Majdalani recently visited Iran, where he met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif and agreed to hold a conference to rid the region of Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Majdalani also delivered a letter from PA President Mahmoud Abbas to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and voiced support for the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. He said his talks with Iran also focused on the Israeli “assaults” against Palestinians.
An Israeli government official said the meeting raised questions about the PA’s commitment to peace.
“The PA’s alliance with Iran proves that its issue with Israel is not about borders or settlements, but rather the Jewish state’s right to exist,” the official said.
Israel is believed to be the only country in the Middle East with a nuclear arsenal, but has never confirmed or denied its possession.