During the election campaign, Rouhani’s website posted an English translation of his statement:
“[International] Quds Day, a memento of Imam Khomeini, is a day when people display the unity of the Muslim world in the face of any oppression and violation. In any case, in our region, a sore has for many years been on the body of the Muslim world in the shadow of the occupation of the holy land of Palestine and dear Quds [Jerusalem]. This day is in fact a reminder that Muslims will not forget their historic right and will continue to stand against violations and tyranny.”
In the same post the above-mentioned misquote was also repeated in red (Persian).