TEHRAN- On Wednesday, Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani slammed his counterpart, United States President, Donald Trump as he made the announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and said that it would not be tolerated.
According to an account posted on the Iranian government's website, Rouhani also spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone, describing Trump's announcement as "wrong, illegitimate, provocative and very dangerous".
Iran "will not tolerate a violation of Islamic sanctities," he said in reference to Trump`s Jerusalem announcement.
"Muslims must stand united against this major plot."
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also spoke at the event, saying the US move was the result of "paralysis and incompetence".
"The Islamic world will undoubtedly stand against this plot and the Zionists will receive a big blow from this action and dear Palestine will be liberated," Khamenei said.
Iran was dedicated to building unity among Islamic countries, Khamenei said, but "unfortunately there are rulers and elites in this region that dance to the tune of the US- they do whatever the US desires against Islam."
His official Twitter account in English, which exists in spite of the messaging service being banned in Iran, later added- "We advise them: the outcome of what some states, in the region, are doing will be as Quran says, 'their own destruction'".
The Iranian account of Rouhani`s conversation with Erdogan quoted the Turkish president as saying- "Trump's insolence is a result of internal differences in the Islamic world".
"Now the Islamic world must demonstrate its unity and oppose this move," Erdogan reportedly said.