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Iran: US plan to move Israel embassy sign of ‘incompetence, failure’

Image of Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran on 4 June 2017 [Supreme Leader Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency]
Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran on 4 June 2017 [Supreme Leader Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency]

The US intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a sign of incompetence and failure, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said today.

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest.

“That they claim they want to announce Quds as the capital of occupied Palestine is because of their incompetence and failure,” Khamenei said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem, according to his official website.

“On the issue of Palestine, [US] hands are tied and they cannot advance their goals,” Khamenei said, saying the Palestinian people would be victorious.

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“American government officials have said themselves that we have to start a war in the region to protect the security of the Zionist regime [Israel],” Khamenei said.

There are certain rulers in the region who are “dancing to America’s tune”, Khamenei said, an indirect reference to Iran’s main regional rival Saudi Arabia.

“Whatever America wants, they’ll work against Islam to accomplish it,” he said.

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  • DEADP00L

    All disputes whether political, national, or economic stops and cease to exist; when it comes to Jerusalem.

    Whether Saudi or Indonesian or Shia or Sunni or everything in between – AlQuds is your identity and Quranic heritage. You exist because of Jerusalem. The FIRST Qibila where Mohamed made his first prayer, his first dua’a and where Moses and Abraham came down to pray beside him and teach him to pray 5x a day.

    Jews when they walk at Al Aqsa, they have no idea what is what, they think they are empty stones or random pillars and domes; they have no idea what they are looking at or what the markers on the ground are. They have no idea that Abraham had walked again along with Moses and prayed with Mohammad. They were the ones who sent him on his mission, to complete THE ONE with Quran. The final chapter and final instruction to mankind. The last words of God that he would send to mankind.

    To be a Muslim is to BE a Jew and a Christian. That is why when Muslims say ” Everyone is a Muslim” it’s because every worshiper of the God of Abraham is a Muslim. It is the FINAL form that worshipers of the God of Abraham take. How utterly detached have people become that they either do not know what a Muslim truly is or actually think to be a Muslim is to be entirely different?

    Only the illiterate, the uninformed and the wayward are oblivious as to the Quran’s reason of existence and to this obligation and this calling. Even Jesus when he spoke in Aramaic about God, he used the word ‘Aallaha’

    Zionists are flying in the face of God and rightfully deserve condemnation. No true Jew nor Christian will betray Jerusalem like this. If Zionists actually cared about Jerusalem they would have left it in peace and accepted it as its own sovereign city, which it is. Yet Zionists think they can own it, like a commodity, and a possession exclusive to only them what they determine God is and who can and cannot worship in his city.

    ‘Jerusalem belongs to Muslims’ MEANS it belongs to the worshipers of the God of Abraham who seek redemption and enlightenment.

    To imply or state otherwise is to declare war on Jerusalem. Muslims will not tolerate such an act of Godlessness.

  • kirby1

    Jerusalem has nothing to do with Islam.
    The Al-Aqsa mosque is merely a mosque established there long after Mohammad died. Mohammad never visited there. it’s more of a “war trophy” than anything else,a tribute to Islam’s expansion into Christian/Jewish lands. Part of Muslim divinity is superiority over the infidel, that is very important to them. The Al Aqsa mosque is their grand display in that regard with respect to the Jews. Another grand display thankfully abrogated would have been the ground zero mosque. In centuries, that would have become the pronounced fourth holiest site in Islam.