Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Brigadier General Esmail Qa’ani hailed the growing power of the anti-Israeli resistance front and said the enemies’ moves have backfired and helped strengthen the power.
The conditions of the resistance front is improving day by day, Brigadier General Qa’ani said in an address to a conference about Palestine and “the liberation of al-Aqsa Mosque” held in Tehran on Monday.
“Our enemies always make moves that strengthen us,” he said, adding that according to Israeli sources, since the issue of the relocation of the US embassy to al-Quds (Jerusalem) was raised, the process of armament in the West Bank has sped up.
The commander further emphasized that the reason behind the US decision to relocate its embassy is the weakness of the country’s president and leaders of some Muslim countries.
US President Donald Trump officially declared Quds as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.
In a speech at the White House on December 6, Trump said his administration would also begin a years-long process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to the holy city.
The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of US foreign policy.
Palestinian leaders had previously warned the move would threaten a two-state solution.
Israel has occupied East Quds since the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. Under international law, the area is considered to be occupied territory.