Tehran:Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says unity and resistance of the oppressed Palestinian people and other Muslim nations will definitely lead to the failure of the US-Zionist plan to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.”
In a phone call with Ismail Haniyeh, the leader of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, on Monday, Rouhani said the “insulting” move by the US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital” was a vicious plan against Palestine and the Muslim world, urging all Muslims to stand against it in unison.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns this US move. This incorrect move further revealed the nature of the US and Zionist regime [of Israel] to the world and showed that they do not want to officially recognize the Palestinian people’s rights at all,” the Iranian president said.
Rouhani called on all Palestinian movements to give a firm response to the Israeli regime and the US.
The Hamas chief, for his part, said Trump’s decision was a blatant violation of rights of all Muslims.
He added that the Palestinian people would never allow Israel and the US to implement the plan, because al-Quds belonged to Palestine and the Muslim world.
Haniyeh pointed to the beginning of new Intifda (Palestinian uprising) and said the Palestinians were resolute to strongly continue it and cause the US-Zionist plan to crash.