Iran welcomes Palestine vote as 'step forward'
The UN General Assembly vote to make Palestine a non-member observer state was, "a positive and forward step and proves that the Zionist regime is illegitimate," Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said.


Abdollahian, quoted by the Arabic-language Al-Alam television, said Iran "considers this move to be a preliminary step in the path of Palestinians having full sovereignty over their historical lands which were seized." (AFP)