Trump's Jerusalem Move Proves US Unable to Ever Be 'Honest Mediator' - Rouhani

Iranian parliament urge Islamic states to cut ties with Israel, lower economic ties with US

Rouhani: US does not respect rights of Palestinians

Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to the Revolutionary Guard Corps' website, Sepah News, which didn't give details of the assistance proffered.

12 de diciembre de 2017, 16:08Tehran, Dec 12 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hasan Rohani called the Israeli-US American plot on Washington " s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist state. On December 5, 1949, the Israeli government announced that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

Almost all members of the worldwide community, even USA allies in Europe and other regions, denounced the move that could crush their hopes for the so-called "two-state solution" to the seven-decade conflict in Palestine.

Iran's defense minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, said the move will only "hasten the destruction of the Zionist regime and double the unity of Muslims", state media reported.

"Iran is ready to cooperate with all Muslim countries without any precondition to defend the legitimate rights of Palestinians", Rouhani told the gathering in the Turkish city Istanbul.

Iran, the leading Shi'ite Muslim power, and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia are competing for influence in the Middle East, where they support rival groups in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.

The US move has sparked protests around the world in support of the Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. The decision of the American president, Donald Trump, on Jerusalem resulted in a large wave of protests throughout the region, in the world and criticism by the UN Security Council that rejected the measure.

On December 6, Trump sparked worldwide outrage by declaring that Washington was recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel and that he had instructed his administration to begin the process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient city.

About 27 Palestinians were wounded by live fire or rubber bullets throughout the day, the Red Crescent said.

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