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US Intention to Move Israel Embassy Sign of 'Incompetence and Failure': Iran Supreme Leader

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Wednesday that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest.

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Updated:December 6, 2017, 2:25 PM IST
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US Intention to Move Israel Embassy Sign of 'Incompetence and Failure': Iran Supreme Leader
File photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Image: Reuters)
Beirut: The U.S. intention to move its embassy to Jerusalem is a sign of its incompetence and failure, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday, according to his personal website.

US President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Wednesday that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime US policy and potentially stirring unrest.

"That they claim they want to announce Quds as the capital of occupied Palestine is because of their incompetence and failure," Khamenei said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.
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