U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the relocation of the USA embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is illegal and would further destabilize the Middle East. In regards to Palestine, they are helpless and unable to achieve their goals.
"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.
Khamenei continued, "Today, some enemies and individuals line up against the Islamic nation and the path of the Prophet [Muhammad]".
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed on the Islamic Republic's desire to maintain unity among Muslim nations, stating: We have no conflict with Islamic nations. We seek unity. But in response to this willingness to forge unity, there are some who seek a war and their policies are based on war.
The US action will "incite Muslims and inflame a new intifada and encourage extremism and violent behaviour for which the responsibility will lie with (the United States) and the Zionist regime (Israel)", the foreign ministry statement said.
The imprudent and provocative decision of the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Zionist regime not only does not at all contribute to peace and stability in the region but also reveals the nasty intentions of the USA administration and further discredits the United States before those who still have confidence in the neutrality of Washington in the mirage-like trend of peace talks.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said that "today, one of the priorities of the Muslim world is the cause of Palestine and confronting the illegal acts of Israel".
Moreover, in a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on December 6, Rouhani urged Islamic countries to be united in the face of Trump's "illegal, provocative and very unsafe decision".
Rouhani also said he would take part in the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is suggested by his Turkish counterpart.
His move has set off alarms throughout the world, particularly in Muslim countries.