• Iran: Trump's al-Quds move to spark another Palestinian Intifada

Iran has strongly condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to move his country’s embassy in Occupied Palestine to al-Quds, saying the measure will ignite a new Palestinian Intifada (uprising).

According to Press TV, in a Wednesday night statement, Foreign Ministry said Washington’s recognition of al-Quds as the illegal Zionist entity’s capital is a “blatant violation of international resolutions.”

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed that the most important reason behind instability and insecurity in the Middle East is [Israel’s] continued occupation, the US’ relentless support for the Zionist regime, and denying the oppressed Palestinian nation the right to establish an independent state with al-Quds as it capital,” the statement said.

Describing the US move as “provocative and unwise,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry warned that “recognizing al-Quds as the Israeli regime’s capital” will “incite Muslims and inflame a new Intifada and intensify extremism and violent behavior for which the US and the Israeli regime will be responsible.”

The statement also called on the international community to pressure the US not to go through with the embassy move or the recognition of al-Quds as the Israeli regime's capital.

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Dec 06, 2017 21:47 UTC
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