MOSCOW, October 15 (RIA Novosti) - Islamic Jihad Movement of Palestine Secretary General Ramazan Abdullah will meet Iranian officials in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss regional security concerns, the FARS news agency has reported.
Abdullah will hold talks with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, and Member of Iran's Expediency Council Saeed Jalili.
The participants are expected to focus on the Palestinian issue and the Iran’s proposal on holding a referendum in Palestine to establish an independent state.
Iranian officials support Palestine in its longstanding goal to establish the Palestinian state and be relieved from Israel’s control and repeated attacks on Gaza Strip.
The latest 50-day armed conflict in Gaza in June had claimed the lives of over 2,100 Palestinians and about 70 Israelis before an open-ended ceasefire was agreed upon on August 26.
Palestinians seek the creation of an independent state on the territories of the West Bank in East Jerusalem, partially occupied by Israel, as well as on the Gaza Strip territory. Palestine designated Jerusalem as its capital and calls on Israel to withdraw from the Palestinian territories it took after the 1967 war.
By September 2013, the Palestinian State has been recognized by 134 UN member states, including Russia and Iran.