Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has called on the Muslim world to show a strong and serious reaction to the US decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, the eternal capital of Palestine.
Speaking in his weekly press conference on Monday, Qassemi pointed to Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds, and described it as a “very wrong policy” for which Washington will pay the price in the future.
“With the mindlessness which we see in American decisions, there is need for serious action in the Islamic world,” he urged.
Qassemi also referred to the UN Security Council’s resolution on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, and expressed the hope that calm would return to the Syrian capital and its Eastern Ghouta suburbs which are the scene of fierce government clashes with foreign-backed terrorists.
He said Tehran wants a ceasefire across Syria so that humanitarian aid could reach civilians.
The spokesman also commented on Turkey’s ongoing military operation in Syria’s Afrin region, saying Iranian, Turkish, and Russian foreign ministers and presidents would be meeting in May to discuss the situation in the Arab country.
“These negotiations are instrumental in resolving differences, and will contribute to efforts aimed at restoring calm and fighting terrorism in Syria,” he said.
Iran’s Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal
Qassemi pointed to recent comments made by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi about the possibility of the country’s withdrawal from the JCPOA and said Tehran had a lot to gain from the deal.
“But we were faced with the US government’s violations and act of sabotage aimed at preventing us from fully reaping its (JCPOA’s) benefits,” he said, as reported by Tasnim.
The spokesman further referred to conditions set by US President Donald Trump for the extension of waivers on anti-Tehran sanctions and his comments against Iran, saying Washington has a lot of experience in playing blame games and leveling accusations against the Islamic Republic.
“Such futile and worthless comments should not be taken seriously…,” Qassemi stressed.
Anti-Iran Resolution at UN Drafted by UK
Qassemi also pointed to a British resolution against Iran over the Yemen war, which is to be put into a vote at the United Nations Security Council on Monday, and said it would be helping “invaders and aggravate the invasion.”
“We do not send arms to Yemen. Such blame games are being waged by those who are fanning [the flames of] war and bloodshed in Yemen,” he said, according to a report by Press TV.
The spokesman further said, “What is happening in Yemen is the result of arms exports by the United Kingdom and the United States to Saudi Arabia.”
Iran, he said, was observing “dishonest behaviour” on the part of the British government, which is trying to use the international mechanism to support the invader despite its claims of seeking to end the Saudi war.