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Iran says Trump 'feeble-minded' for Jerusalem embassy move

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denounced as "feeble-minded" over today's controversial move of the to Jerusalem, calling for resistance from the Palestinians and the international community.

"has entered a crisis of strategic decision-making that looks at the international arena immaturely and adventurously," said Ali Larijani, a key establishment figure, at a conference on the Palestinian situation in

"I believe the current US is not capable of identifying and judging the long-term consequences of his actions," he added.

The was due to open its new embassy in -- known as in -- later on Monday amid widespread Palestinian anger and praise from Israelis.

"Spur-of-the-moment and uncalculated actions cannot continue in today's world. Feeblemindness is costly for statesmen and they will eventually have to pay the price," Larijani said.

is a key backer of Palestinian militant groups, including Hamas, and opposition to has been a central tenet of its regime since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

Larijani called for an "immediate reaction" from Palestinians, Islamic countries and the international community -- including boycotts and official complaints to the The US "must not think that such actions... can remain without a response," he said.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:05 IST
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