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December 14, 2017 11:28 am

Iran Pledges Support for Palestinian Terror Groups Fighting US Jerusalem Move

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Members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) marching in a parade. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Iran has officially offered Palestinian terrorist groups its support in mounting “resistance aimed at blocking the implications” of US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), reached out on Monday to the commanders of the “military wings” of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas terror groups in Gaza. Soleimani pledged the IRGC’s “complete support for Palestinian Islamic resistance movements” and reiterated Tehran’s “commitment to the Palestinian issue,” IRGC-affiliated Sepah News reported.

Muslim nations should resolve their internal disputes and work together to defend the rights of Palestinians against Trump’s decision, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said during an address in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Iran’s Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami warned Monday that Trump’s move would “hasten the destruction of the Zionist regime and will double the unity of Muslims.”

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Iran’s Lebanese terror proxy Hezbollah, threatened that Trump’s declaration was “the beginning of the end for Israel.”

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