1152 GMT September 23, 2018
The relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds is an “aggressive act,” said the spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s Parliament, Seyyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, in an interview with Iran Daily.
Washington’s move runs counter to international law and fuels regional tensions, he added.
On Monday, the US officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Al-Quds, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread condemnation. This was followed by huge protests staged by the Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied West Bank.
Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza who were calling for the refugees’ right to return to the homes they were forcibly expelled from 70 years ago.
The embassy relocation came just a day ahead of what Palestinians marked as Nakba, or the “catastrophe.”
On May 15, 1948, more than 750,000 people were forcibly expelled from their land by Zionist forces, which led to the creation of the Israeli regime.
Naqavi Hosseini said the US embassy plan was in line with Washington’s warmongering policies in the region.
He called on all Muslim countries to react to such US policies.
The lawmaker demanded that the whole world stand up to US “bullying.”
The head of Parliament’s health committee, Hosseinali Shahriari, told Iran Daily that lack of unity among Muslim nations has pushed the US and Israel to press ahead with their anti-Palestine plans.
“If Islamic nations were united and there were no tensions and divisions among them, the US and Israel would never dare plot against Islamic lands and implement their policies,” he said.
The lawmaker said the Palestinians now have no option but to stick to resistance against the Israeli regime’s expansionist policies.
He noted that Tel Aviv and Washington will ultimately have to face the consequences of their plots against the Palestinians.