Iran’s parliamentary speaker branded President Donald Trump “feeble-minded” over Monday’s transfer of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, calling for combined resistance from the Palestinians and the international community to America’s move, Breitbart reports.
“America has entered a crisis of strategic decision-making that looks at the international arena immaturely and adventurously,” said speaker Ali Larijani, a key establishment figure.
“I believe the current US president is not capable of identifying and judging the long-term consequences of his actions. Spur-of-the-moment and uncalculated actions cannot continue in today’s world. Feeblemindness is costly for statesmen and they will eventually have to pay the price.”
Larijani on Monday also urged Muslim countries to take more serious measures in response to President Donald Trump’s “wrong and unwise decision” to move the embassy to Jerusalem.
The U.S. “must not think that such actions… can remain without a response,” he said.
The protesters burned American and Israeli flags.
They also waved Palestinian flags and banners proclaiming Jerusalem as “our eternal capital” and calling it a “red line”.
Hamas official Salah Bardawil says the Palestinians were “on a dangerous crossroad today; we either remain or perish.” He added that “Trump or anyone thinking that our people, nation and resistance are unable to push back his plans is wrong.”
Hamas’ politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh tells Al-Jazeera TV that “our Palestinian people will have a suitable response. As a people, we cannot accept this American pattern.”
Iran is a key backer of Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas, and opposition to Israel has been a central tenet of its regime since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
The Trump administration officially opened the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, in a historic move cheered by Israelis but met with mass protests from Palestinians that turned deadly in the lead-up to the ceremony.
Clashes at the border had left dozens of Palestinians dead and hundreds wounded by the time the ceremony ended. But Israel’s prime minister praised the Israeli security forces for protecting the Gaza-Israel border, as U.S. officials held out hope that the prospect of peace is still in reach.
Meanwhile, Israel bolstered its border security as thousands of Gaza residents amassed at the Israeli border. Since weekly border marches began in late March, dozens of Palestinian protesters have been killed and more than 2,000 wounded by Israeli army fire.
Hamas leaders have ordered aborder breach in the days leading up to the embassy celebration, while Israel has warned it would prevent protesters from breaking the border at any cost
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