Palestinian chief negotiator and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Saeb Erekat, speaks during a pressconference in the West Bank city of Jericho on February 15, 2017. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)
TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri suggested that the Islamic states shut their embassies in Washington if the U.S. decides to relocate its embassy to al-Quds, or Jerusalem in Israel, Tasnim news agency reported Tuesday.
The embassy relocate plan is a scheme to disrupt peace, Berri said, criticizing the U.S. government for backing Israel policies, including the expansion of Jewish settlements in the Palestinian lands.
He made the remarks in an address to a conference on Palestine in Iran's capital Tehran on Tuesday.
Also, the visiting head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Abdullah Shalah, said here in the event that the Palestinian people have firm determination to resist the Zionist regime of Israel and will never give in.
The two-day Tehran conference on Palestine, dubbed the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, seeks to show solidarity with the Palestinians in the face of Israeli occupation and expansion of Jewish settlement in their lands.
According to Press TV, around 700 foreign guests and representatives of the pro-Palestinian organizations will take part in the event.