Iran ‘will not tolerate’ Trump Jerusalem ‘violation’: Rouhani

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A video projection is seen on the face of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani as he arrives for a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted his US counterpart Donald Trump’s plan to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital on Wednesday, saying it would not be tolerated.
Rouhani also spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone, describing Trump’s announcement as “wrong, illegitimate, provocative and very dangerous”, according to an account posted on the Iranian government’s website.
He also agreed to attend a special summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the main pan-Islamic body, on December 13, which Erdogan called to discuss the issue.
Rouhani had earlier been speaking at an international conference in Tehran promoting Islamic unity and marking the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).
Iran “will not tolerate a violation of Islamic sanctities”, he said in reference to Trump’s Jerusalem announcement. “Muslims must stand united against this major plot,” he added. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also spoke at the event, saying the US move was the result of “paralysis and incompetence”.– Agencies

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