RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Mohammad-Ali Movahedi-Kermani said the US would “take the dream of implementing the so-called Deal of the Century to the grave.”
He named Trump’s Deal of Century a “betrayal and a disgrace”, saying, “It is a unilateral decision by the Israeli regime and the US and some Arab countries.”
“The Palestinian nation will reject the plan, for sure, and will continue the fight to end this occupation,” he added, according to Fars News Agency.
“The enemies seek to disarm the Resistance and put pressure on it but Americans must know that this may not come true,” the senior cleric noted.
Reiterating that the US plots are doomed to failure, he said “by getting united and supporting those who seek freedom, we will neutralize conspiracies of the occupiers, for we are not the terrorists here, but the ones fighting the terrorists.”
He further stressed that the United States would “take the dream of implementing the so-called Deal of Century to the grave.”
Washington had announced the plan – a brainchild of Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and other key pro-Israeli figures, years ago – but had withheld the details. Trump announced the general provisions of the scheme on Tuesday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side and in the absence of whatever representative from the Palestinian sides, which have already dismissed the deal.
The US president repeated his hugely-controversial endorsement of al-Quds Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided capital,” although Palestinians have historically wanted the city’s eastern part as the capital of their future state.
He said the deal featured an economic portion that earmarks $50 billion in monetary allocations to Palestinians, Jordan, and Egypt. Palestinians have denounced this as a means of bribing them into selling their rights.
Still contentiously, Trump said that the settlers, who have been housed in illegal settlements built on occupied Palestinian land, would not be moved under the deal.
The US president, meanwhile, alleged that Israel would be freezing its settlement activities for four years “while Palestinian statehood is negotiated.”
Tel Aviv has never fully committed to such freezes, causing any negotiation process to break down.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Iran’s top general said, “By divine Grace, not only will the deal of the century fail to materialize, but it will also expedite Israel’s perdition and annihilation by putting the regime through a monumental vortex.”
He called the announcement “a historic and strategic error,” which seeks to pursue the main part of “Zionists’ 70-year-old defeated project in the region,” namely occupation of Palestine.
Iran’s military chief noted that the scheme violated the sovereignty of an oppressed nation, and amounted to “declaration of war against its territorial entity and existence.”
Baqeri finally warned that any tacit agreement, inaction, negligence, or double standard approach in the face of the plot threatened to subject other Muslim countries to a yet larger scheme targeting their independence and national sovereignty.
In a Thursday statement in response to Trump’s announcement of the plan that he has dubbed “Deal of the Century”, Iranian Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali-Akbar Velayati warned of the consequences of the so-called “Deal of the Century” plan, saying that it will further destabilize the region.
Velayati, who is also the secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, condemned the so-called ‘Deal of the Century,’ saying that the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening considers it necessary for all Palestinian factions to close their ranks as a “comprehensive strategy aimed at thwarting the ominous goals” of Trump’s plot.
He referred to the Palestinian cause as “the most important” issue facing the Muslim world, saying Muslims are obliged to throw “unequivocal support” behind Palestine by “using all material, spiritual and media capacities, public diplomacy, holding rallies and enlightening public opinion.”
Velayati further warned of the repercussions of such a plan, including destabilizing the region and violating numerous UN resolutions on the Palestine case.
“The deal of the century will lead nowhere,” but rather consolidate unity in the Muslim Ummah and muster support for the oppressed Palestinian nation from the world’s freedom- and justice-seeking people and the entire international community, he said.
Late on Tuesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry lashed out at Trump’s so-called “Deal of the century” as a great betrayal to the causes of the Palestinians and all Muslim nations of the world, urging all Islamic countries to get united, regardless of differences and disagreements, to fight against the “treason of the century.”
“The Zionist regime is an occupying regime and the only solution to solve the Palestinian crisis is a referendum among all main residents of the Palestinian land and such vicious plans are doomed to failure,” Sayyed Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said.