IRGC Condemns Trump’s “Deal of Century”

IRGC Condemns Trump’s “Deal of Century”"The evil act by the president of the terrorist regime of the United States of America in unveiling the cruel 'deal of the century', which seeks to trample on and ignore the absolute rights of the oppressed Palestinian people, disintegrate their land, legitimize the fake Zionist government, guarantee Israel's sovereignty over the occupied territories, disarm Hamas, revoke the right of return for refugees and [pursues] a list of other instances of cruelty and act of aggression against Palestine, is an unprecedented crime and treason in the contemporary history," the IRGC said in a statement on Saturday.

It added that the “disgraceful” plan once again exposed US President Donald Trump's “vicious” face and the hidden nature of the White House in opposing the Islamic Ummah more than ever and also revealed the “devotion of the terrorist and inhumane US rulers” to the “devilish demands” of the Israeli regime.

The anti-Palestinian scheme added "another strategic blunder" to the “black record” of the Americans, the statement pointed out.

The IRGC said the formation of Takfiri terrorism and the US’s all-out and unwavering support for Daesh, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and other terrorist groups in Muslim states paved the way for the unveiling of the 'deal of the century' and sowing discord among Muslim countries as one of the necessities of the plan.

It added, "The 'deal of the century' will not only fail to bring security and stability to the Zionist regime (Israel), but … like other cruel compromise schemes, engineered at the White House and in Tel Aviv, will have no outcome but failure and will fall into dustbin of history."

Pointing to the ongoing sensitive situation of Muslim countries, the statement stressed the importance of finding necessary ways to confront the US’s evil plan and expressed the IRGC's readiness to play an appropriate role in this regard.

It also urged Muslim countries to take a historic decision and counter the US plan.

Washington had announced the plan -- a brainchild of Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and other key pro-Israeli figures, years ago -- but had withheld the details. Trump announced the general provisions of the scheme on Tuesday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his side and in the absence of whatever representative from the Palestinian sides, which have already dismissed the deal.

The US president repeated his hugely-controversial endorsement of al-Quds Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided capital,” although Palestinians have historically wanted the city’s eastern part as the capital of their future state.

He said the deal featured an economic portion that earmarks $50 billion in monetary allocations to Palestinians, Jordan, and Egypt. Palestinians have denounced this as a means of bribing them into selling their rights.

Still contentiously, Trump said that the settlers, who have been housed in illegal settlements built on occupied Palestinian land, would not be moved under the deal.

The US president, meanwhile, alleged that Israel would be freezing its settlement activities for four years “while Palestinian statehood is negotiated.” Tel Aviv has never fully committed to such freezes, causing any negotiation process to break down.

In a Thursday statement in response to Trump’s announcement of the plan that he has dubbed “Deal of the Century”, Iranian Supreme Leader's top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati warned of the consequences of the so-called “Deal of the Century” plan, saying that it will further destabilize the region.

Velayati, who is also the secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, condemned the so-called 'Deal of the Century,’ saying that the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening considers it necessary for all Palestinian factions to close their ranks as a “comprehensive strategy aimed at thwarting the ominous goals” of Trump’s plot.

He referred to the Palestinian cause as “the most important” issue facing the Muslim world, saying Muslims are obliged to throw “unequivocal support” behind Palestine by “using all material, spiritual and media capacities, public diplomacy, holding rallies and enlightening public opinion.”

Velayati further warned of the repercussions of such a plan, including destabilizing the region and violating numerous UN resolutions on the Palestine case.

“The deal of the century will lead nowhere,” but rather consolidate unity in the Muslim Ummah and muster support for the oppressed Palestinian nation from the world’s freedom- and justice-seeking people and the entire international community, he said.

Late on Tuesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry lashed out at Trump's so-called "Deal of the century" as a great betrayal to the causes of the Palestinians and all Muslim nations of the world, urging all Islamic countries to get united, regardless of differences and disagreements, to fight against the “treason of the century”.

"The Zionist regime is an occupying regime and the only solution to solve the Palestinian crisis is a referendum among all main residents of the Palestinian land and such vicious plans are doomed to failure," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said.

He called on all free nations and governments in the region and across the world to counter Trump's disgraceful scheme.

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