Leader of the Islamic Revolution His Eminence Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed that the Muslim world will stand against a US plot to declare occupied al-Quds as Israel's "capital," stressing that Palestine will eventually be freed from occupation.
Speaking on Wednesday on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH], Imam Khamenei stated, "The Palestine issue today tops the political issues facing the Islamic Ummah and everyone is duty-bound to make endeavors towards its freedom and salvage."
The Imam made his remarks in an address to state officials, ambassadors of Muslim countries and participants at the 31st International Islamic Unity Conference underway in Tehran.
Imam Khamenei further noted that the enemies' plan to recognize al-Quds as the "capital" of the ‘Israeli' entity stems from their "incompetence and despair."
"The Muslim world would undoubtedly stand against this conspiracy and the Zionists will be dealt a heavy blow with this move and dear Palestine will at last be liberated without doubt," the Imam added.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump is expected to announce al-Quds the Zionist "capital" and move Washington's embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city.
The US bid has drawn a wave of condemnations from various countries and international bodies, which are warning of the repercussions of such a measure across the region.
Elsewhere in his comments, Imam Khamenei described the US, the Zionist regime and the reactionary elements as well as those tied to big powers as "today's Pharaohs," noting that they are trying to sow divisions and launch a war between Muslim nations.
"Some US politicians have wittingly or unwittingly acknowledged that a war and confrontation should start in the Western Asia region in order for the Zionist regime to remain on the safe side," the Imam said.
He further expressed deep regret over some regional rulers' adherence to US demands, warning those serving the oppressors that their stance would be to their own detriment.
The Imam referred to "resilience" as the key to counter vicious Takfiris, who are the proxies of the US and Zionism.
The enemies' ultimate goal of creating Takfiri groups was to spark a war between the Shia and Sunni Muslims, Imam Khamenei concluded.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team