Alwaght- Iran's top military commander has condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli regime’s capital, adding Arab and Muslim governments "face a historical and decisive test”.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri on Thursday noted that "history will judge Muslim and Arab government about their silence or support for the Muslim masses against the Zionist regime."
In a speech on Wednesday, Trump declared al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel and directed the State Department to start making arrangements to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the ancient city.
Major General Baqeri said the move violates international resolutions and the rights of the Palestinians adding that t Muslims would not allow a part of the Islamic world to be separated from its body.
Meanwhile, in a statement delivered at the closing ceremony of the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran on Thursday night, Ali Akbar Velayati, an adviser to Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, said the US would regret Trump's "foolish" decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds -- Islam's third holiest city.
"Trump must beware that this move is the last blow to the US political life in the Islamic world and Western Asia, and it will not be long before the American establishment regrets it. Because it would ignite the wrath of over one-and-a-half billion Muslims," read part of the statement.
Noting that none of Trump's predecessors had the courage to make the move, Velayati said Trump's move had made Palestine the first priority of the Islamic world, especially in the aftermath of the ISIS terror group's defeat.
"All of the plots, sedition and warmongering against the Islamic world are, from a certain point of view, aimed at marginalizing the issue of Palestine," he said.
"Today, ISIS no longer exists," Velayati added, noting that Islamic nations had overcome the "bloodiest" and the "most unprecedented" Israeli-US plot to date.
The "rapacious, imprudent and aggressive" American head of state was mad over the fall of ISIS, Velayati said.
The move by Trump has been condemned across the world and received negative reaction from almost all of Washington's allies, namely the European Union, the UK, Germany and France.