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May 14, 2018 12:36 pm

Top Iranian Official: US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem Will ‘Accelerate the Destruction of the Fake Zionist Regime’

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A worker hangs a road sign directing to the US Embassy in Jerusalem, May 7, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun.

A top Tehran regime official asserted on Monday that the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem would quicken Israel’s demise.

“The first consequence of this disastrous act is greater unity among Muslims to defend their sacred places and accelerate the destruction of the fake Zionist regime,” Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, was quoted as saying by the semi-official state news agency Mehr.

Meanwhile, another semi-official state news agency, Fars, quoted Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani as saying on Monday, “I believe that the US president lacks the capability to recognize and judge the long-term consequences of his measures and I advise the current US officials to avoid miscalculations about Palestine, the holy Quds, the resistance front and the Muslim world and don’t imagine that such acts about Palestine and Iran’s nuclear issue will go unanswered.”

The US opened the embassy in Jerusalem on Monday at a festive ceremony attended by top officials from both countries.

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