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News ID: 16612
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:37 - 08 December 2017
TEHRAN, December 8 - Tehran’s Friday Prayer worshippers staged massive rallies, showing wrath at US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as ‘capital’ of Israel.

Tehran Friday Prayer worshippers stage protests to Trump’s embassy decisionTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The protesters were chanting ‘Down with the US’ and ‘Death to Israel’.

Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said Trump's "foolish" move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli capital has dealt "the last blow" to the American "political life" in the Islamic world.

In a statement delivered at the closing ceremony of the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Thursday night, Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said the US would regret Trump's "foolish" decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds -- Islam's third holiest city.

Since the US Congress ruled in 1995 that the embassy be relocated from Tel Aviv, every president has deferred the troublesome measure by signing a six-month waiver included in the bill.

Trump signed his own first waiver in June, drawing fire from Israel by backtracking on one of his key campaign promises.

On Wednesday, however, the 45th US president ordered the relocation work to begin, asking other countries to follow in his footsteps.

The move by Trump received negative reaction from almost all of Washington's allies, namely the European Union, the UK, Germany and France, according to Presstv.

Even Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two of America's closest allies in the region, could not hide their opposition.

 

 

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