In a Saturday address to a gathering of IRGC staff in Tehran, Chief Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari referred to the US president’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, and said the holy city of al-Quds will soon turn into a grave for the Zionist regime.
“The US decision on Jerusalem al-Quds is a move aimed at preparing the grounds for the destruction of Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said.
Muslim nations should be aware that they would be on the wrong side of history if they don’t step into the fray immediately and put an end to the nasty conspiracy hatched by the US and the Zionist regime, he was quoted as saying in a Farsi report by Fars News Agency.
The major general also said the US decision on Jerusalem al-Quds is part of a larger plan to deny the right of existence for the sovereign state of Palestinian and to deprive Palestinians of their basic rights to live in their own lands.
“To this end, the US and the Zionist regime have even ignored and humiliated their former ally, the Fatah Movement.”
Elsewhere in his address, the top commander said there are reports that the decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital is the fruit of behind-the-scene talks, agreements and coordination made earlier with leaders of certain Arab states, particularly those of Saudi Arabia.
“The Zionist regime is seeking to limit Muslims’ reactions to the US’ recent crimes in the region to lip services and hollow statements,” he noted.
The top commander also said some Arab states of the region have reached an agreement with the US and the Zionist regime to prevent any practical measure to preserve Jerusalem al-Quds.
“They are making huge efforts to take the Palestinians out of the radar of the Islamic world,” he noted.
The IRGC general also underlined that as they foiled previous plots hatched by the US and the Zionist regime in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, Lebanon and Yemen, the Islamic nation will once again uncover and defeat their new conspiracy in the Palestinian territories and will put the conspirators on trial.
The chief commander also referred to the pernicious effects of enemies’ failures in the region and said the repeated defeats of the US and the Zionist regime in the region have hampered their power of decision making.
“At this time, the best strategy for the Muslim world is to take the most advantages of the opportunities created due to the enemies’ defeats in the region.”
No Capital for Illegal State
Earlier, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri had called Israel an illegal state, saying there is no Israel to have any capital.
He vehemently condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and said al-Quds is inseparable from the Islamic world.
He also warned the move will spark new wave of uprisings by the Islamic world against the US and the Zionist regime.