The US wants to start a war in the middle East, the desire to «enemies» to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel speaks to their impotence, said Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Earlier a White house spokesman said that the trump on December 6 announced the transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
«Tyrant today are America, the Zionist regime and their henchmen in the region who want to start a war, that is the plan, the United States,» said Khamenei, whose words were published in his Telegram channel.
Iran’s Supreme leader also said that «the statement of the enemies of the desire to declare Jerusalem the capital of occupied Palestine is due to their weakness and infirmity,» adding that Palestine will be free.
«Their hands are tied in the Palestinian issue, and they can’t achieve their goals,» said Khamenei.
Israel declared Jerusalem its «United and indivisible» capital, including its Eastern areas and the historic centre, captured half a century ago from Jordan and later annexed. The world does not recognize the annexation and considers the status of the city one of the core problems of the middle East conflict which should be resolved on the basis of an agreement with the Palestinians claiming the Eastern part of Jerusalem. In this regard, all foreign embassies are located in tel Aviv.
The U.S. Congress in 1995 passed a law on the transfer of the Embassy in Israel from tel Aviv to Jerusalem. But because of the controversial status of city and sensitivity of this issue for relations with the Arab-Muslim world all American presidents, including trump, every six months sign a document postponing the execution of the decision.