The chief commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Jerusalem al-Quds will turn into a graveyard for the Israeli regime.
Speaking at a meeting with a number of IRGC personnel in Tehran on Saturday, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said a recent decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” was aimed at destroying al-Aqsa Mosque.
“The US and the Zionist regime of Israel have committed their most historic folly, and with the grace of Allaha, al-Quds will become a graveyard for the fake regime of Israel.
Jafari added that the Saudi regime is making efforts to limit the Muslim nations’ stance against the new US crime to just words and statements and said Riyadh had agreed with Israel and the US to prevent any “practical move” aimed at safeguarding al-Quds.
Meanwhile, in a meeting with the visiting British foreign secretary, Shamkhani said the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” would once again turn the Palestinian issue into the main focus of the Muslim world.
Trump’s move was an “unwitting service to the Muslim world” which would lead to further unity among Muslims to counter the Israeli regime and defend the Palestinians’ rights, Shamkhani told Boris Johnson in Tehran.
The US president on Wednesday defied global warnings and said Washington formally recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel and would begin the process of moving its embassy to the occupied city, breaking with decades of American policy.
Trump’s declaration has sent shock waves throughout the Muslim world, and even prompted warnings from Washington’s allies in the West that it would bring more chaos to the region.
The Iranian Army on Friday denounced the recent “foolish” US move and said the United States and Israel were responsible for escalating tensions in the Middle East.