Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said here Tuesday that Jerusalem is “definitely” the capital of Palestine.
The U.S. move to call Al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of Israel will fail eventually and “they won’t be able to implement this (decision),” Khamenei said at the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Iran’s capital Tehran.
He said the governments who help the United States and Israel are “traitors to Islam and Muslims,” mentioning Saudi Arabia.
He added that the cause of Palestine is the foremost issue of the Muslims.
The cause of “Palestine is an important issue of Islamic world and should not be forgotten,” he was quoted as saying by semi-official ISNA news agency.
The resistance against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories has achieved advancements so far and “I believe that it will bear fruits,” he said.
Khamenei also urged unity and solidarity among Islamic countries.
Last December, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and instructed the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the U.S. decision, saying Washington’s recognition was a “blatant violation of international resolutions.”