Iran says if US priority is supporting 'fake state of Israel,' there will be no peace in Middle East
Iran said on Thursday that as long as Washington's main goal was to maintain "the fake state of Israel's security," the Middle East will not achieve stability and peace, Iranian state TV quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani as saying.
"As long as the fake state of Israel is the first stop on the American president's visits to the region and their first goal is to maintain its security and superiority, the regional nations and countries will not achieve peace and stability," Kanaani said.
US President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed a joint pledge on Thursday in Jerusalem to deny Iran nuclear arms.
Biden, who touched down in Israel on Wednesday, will hold bilateral talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders before flying to Saudi Arabia.
The US President's trip is expected to build upon the normalisation of relations between Israel and several Arab states following the 2020 Abraham Accords, cultivating a sense of unity in the face of a common threat: Iran.
For Palestinians, Biden's trip is expected to offer little solace, with many Palestinians accusing the US of causally sweeping aside their right to self-determination and the continuation of illegal Israeli settlements.