“Arash Mirasmaili” In an interview with IRNA on Friday, he said about the Iranian sports community’s support for the oppressed people of Palestine: “I think world sports have also proved that they are moving in the direction of political goals.” The rhetoric and reactions to Russia have made the world wonder why there is no reaction to a regime that has been aggressive for more than seventy years.
He added: “Russia is now sanctioned by international institutions and many world federations, but the oppression of the Palestinian people is not seen by the world’s sports bodies.” At the same time, world-renowned sports figures such as Cristiano Ronaldo have always supported the oppressed people of Palestine and distanced themselves from politics.
The president of the Judo Federation continued: “The oppression of the Palestinian people must be shouted so that these conditions are also expressed in sports.”
Mirasmaili stated: “Iranian athletes, after the Islamic Revolution, proved that they have always supported the oppressed people of Palestine and are by the side of the Palestinians by not competing with the representatives of the occupying regime and other actions.”
Regarding the presence of the sports community in the Quds Day march, he said: “This presence is a corner of the cry for justice and oppression.” Oppression must be stopped in all parts of the world, and the Palestinian people must achieve their ideals and return to normal life.