14:27 - February 04, 2020
News ID: 3470536
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top military aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, described US President Donald Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” plan as Trump’s last attempt to avoid a major defeat against the resistance front.


Speaking in a ceremony held in Tehran to celebrate the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory, Rahim Safavi said the latest US plan is the most shameful plan of the century and will get nowhere just like the “Great Middle East” plan.

Noting that no Palestinian group has accepted the Trump deal, he slammed certain Arab countries that have approved of it.

Last Tuesday, Trump unveiled his so-called deal of the century, negotiated with Israel but without the Palestinians.

Palestinian leaders, who severed all ties with Washington in late 2017 after Trump controversially recognized Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime, immediately rejected the plan, with President Abbas saying it “belongs to the dustbin of history.”

Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip poured onto the street in immediate condemnation of the plan.

Abbas has said “a thousand no's” to the plan.

“After the nonsense that we heard today, we say a thousand no’s to the deal of the century,” Abbas said at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is headquartered.

He said the Palestinians remain committed to ending the Israeli occupation and establishing a state with its capital in east Jerusalem.

“We will not kneel and we will not surrender,” Abbas said, adding that the Palestinians would resist the plan through “peaceful, popular means”.

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