Leader warns of enemy bid to incite Shia-Sunni conflict

Leader warns of enemy bid to incite Shia-Sunni conflict
Sat Jun 28, 2014 15:21:26

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has again warned of persisting enemy schemes to incite and sow discord among the followers of Islam’s Shia and Sunni schools of thoughts across the region in a bid to undermine the wave of Islamic Awakening.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has again warned of persisting enemy schemes to incite and sow discord among the followers of Islam’s Shia and Sunni schools of thoughts across the region in a bid to undermine the wave of Islamic Awakening.

“Today, the enemy is investing in civil wars in the region and pins hope on a Shia-Sunni war to relieve itself of the concern of Islamic Awakening,” the Leader said on Saturday.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the ongoing crisis in Iraq and stated that the remnants of the ousted regime of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and a bunch of ignorant people are perpetrating crimes in that country.

“What is happening [in Iraq] is not a Shia-Sunni war. It is a war of terrorism against the opponents of terrorism and a war between pro-Westerners and the advocates of independence for nations,” Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out.

The Leader made the remarks in an address to the families of more than 72 Iranian state officials and lawmakers, including then Judiciary chief Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, who lost their lives in a terrorist bomb attack on the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party on June 28, 1981 and other martyrs of the city of Tehran.

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