Press Shia Agency – In a statement, Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi said that the Trump administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel is a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and a violation of all international laws regarding the Palestinian city.
In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most MercifulThe United States administration’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel is a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions and a violation of all international laws about the Palestinian city. The decision by the [President of the United States, Donald Trump], to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds in six months will cause tremendous and worldwide hatred against the United States. All the Muslims of the world and many freedom-seeking nations and politicians have strongly condemned the decision.There are two points worth noting with regard to this issue:First, since the United States and its allies have suffered humiliating defeats in Iraq and Syria, and given the failure of their plots regarding Lebanon and Yemen, they are trying to come up with new plots to make up for their successive defeats.Indeed, they are all mistaken because more nations oppose the present plans of the United States and its allies compared to their plans to break up Muslim countries such as Iraq and Syria. The present plot will, without a doubt, result in a more humiliating failure for the United States and its allies than their previous ones.Second, this huge mistake has exposed the true nature of the United States allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia, as they have sought to normalize, or even establish friendly relations with Israel and used the wealth of their Muslim nations to aid the United States and Israel in their fight against other Muslim nations. Today, they are left perplexed not knowing how to face the public opinion of the Muslim world concerning their crimes.Moreover, this decision also humiliated the proponents of the plans to compromise with Israel.Under the current circumstances, all Muslims of the world must unite, for the holy city of Quds is something which all Muslims hold as sacred and protecting it can be a uniting factor for all Muslims. Thus, all Muslims must join hands against this terrible injustice and prevent the sanctity of the first qiblah of Muslims from being violated.“So when they marched out for [encounter with] Goliath and his troops, they said, ‘Our Lord, pour patience upon us, make our feet steady, and assist us against the faithless lot.’” [Quran 2:250]