President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their joint press conference, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Leslie N. Emory)

Iranian Parliament Speaker

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani deplored the US peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict known as “the deal of the century”, saying that by the “fake plan”, the Americans are seeking to reduce the Palestinian issue to the situation in the Gaza Strip.

deplored the US peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict known as “the deal of the century”, saying that by the “fake plan”, the Americans are seeking to reduce the Palestinian issue to the situation in the Gaza Strip.

Speaking at a meeting with Abdelhamid Si Affif, the head of the Algerian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, in Tehran, Larijani praised Algeria’s position on the Palestinians and said Tehran and Algiers have shown similar stances on the issue.

He further referred to President Trump’s “deal of the century” and said by pursuing such a plan, the US intends to “limit the issue of Palestine merely to the issue of Gaza…”

“On the other hand, they are giving money to countries that have accepted Palestinian refugees so that they (Palestinians) leave their country,” the Iranian parliament speaker added.

In July 2018, Fatah Central Committee (FCC), chaired by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said it “reasserts the Palestinian position rejecting any political deal, whether it was called deal of the century or the Gaza deal.”

The ”deal of the century” was proposed by US President Donald Trump as part of plans to resolve decades of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.