Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday that the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will “accelerate the destruction” of that country, the latest in a series of warnings and threats from the Islamic world. after the historic measure.
The head of the army, General Mohammad Baqeri, said that Trump’s “foolish decision” could generate a new intifada, or uprising of the Palestinian population, a view shared by the leader of the Hamas terrorist group in Gaza. In addition to threats and support for Palestine, Iran also financially supports terrorist groups opposed to Israel, such as the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. Since Trump’s announcement last week, numerous Muslim-majority countries have declared themselves against, including Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
On the other hand, the president of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, advanced on Monday in his efforts to recruit other nations to oppose the measure.