Iran says Trump Jerusalem move will spark 'new intifada'

Posted By: PTI
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Tehran, December 7: Iran strongly condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Wednesday.

Israeli border police officers stand guard next to the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. PTI file photo

Iran stated that the move threatened a "new intifada", or uprising.

"The provocative and unwise decision by the US... will provoke Muslims and inflame a new intifada and an escalation of radical, angry and violent behaviour," said the Iranian foreign ministry in a statement on its website. 

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