Speaking at a meeting at the University of Shiraz, Qalibaf provided comments on his outlook toward Israel and said "I see the Zionist regime as a usurper regime and a cancerous tumor."
"We recognize any government which the people of Palestine, from
all layers, groups, and faiths belonging to that land, will choose.” he added.
The Mayor of Tehran also pointed to the issue of the Holocaust and said that the propagandistic denial of the holocaust has harmed Iran and Palestine likewise.
He added "Propagandism is not a good way to defend Palestine, our criteria are the Leader's words.”