July 22, 2019 / 9:49 AM / a month ago

Iran's Khamenei calls U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace a 'dangerous plot'

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with Hamas deputy political chief Saleh Arouri point to a picture of the Dome of the Rock during a meeting in Tehran, Iran, July 22, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Iran’s supreme leader said on Monday that a U.S. plan to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians through development fueled by international investment was a “dangerous plot” to destroy Palestinian identity with money.

“This dangerous plot aims to eliminate Palestinian identity among the Palestinian people ... This is the main point that one should resist, and not allow them to eliminate the Palestinian identity using money,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, according to his website.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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