Iran Denounces Brazil Embassy Move

TEHRAN (AP) -

Iran has denounced plans by Brazil’s newly elected president to move its embassy to Yerushalayim.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Monday that such a move “will not help with peace, stability, security and retrieval of the Palestinian people’s rights.” He added, however, that “relations with Brazil will eventually be continued.”

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who is visiting Brazil, said Sunday it is only a matter of time until Brazil moves its embassy to Yerushalayim. Incoming President Jair Bolsonaro said last month that he intends to move the embassy, prompting threats by Arab states to boycott Brazilian goods.