Iranian supreme leader: ‘Palestine will be freed’

YnetNews.com reports: “The US intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a sign of incompetence and failure, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told guests of the Islamic unity conference Tehran hosted on Wednesday, adding ‘Palestine will be freed’ and the Palestinian people will be victorious.

President Donald Trump is expected to announce that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest.

‘That they claim they want to announce Quds as the capital of occupied Palestine is because of their incompetence and failure,’ Khamenei said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem, according to his official website.

‘On the issue of Palestine, (US) hands are tied and they cannot advance their goals,’ Khamenei said.

‘American government officials have said themselves that we have to start a war in the region to protect the security of the Zionist regime (Israel),’ Khamenei said.

Certain rulers in the region are ‘dancing to America’s tune’ he added as an indirect reference to Iran’s main regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Announcing similar rejection of the move, the Palestinians’ chief representative to Britain said on Wednesday Trump would effectively be making a declaration of war if he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…”

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