Commander: US, Israel Seeking to Spark Sectarian Rift among Muslims
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The US, Britain and the Zionist regime of Israel are trying to ignite sectarian conflict among Muslims, commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) forces cautioned.
“The Zionist are trying to stage a sectarian war among Muslims with the help and the support of the US and Britain in a bid to delay their destruction,” Brigadier General Mohamad Reza Naqdi said on Friday.
Senior Iranian officials and commanders have on many occassions urged unity among Muslims for confronting the West and Israel's plots to create sectarian differences among the Islamic community.
In relevant remarks in April 2013, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned against enemy plots to turn Islamic Awakening movements into sectarian and ethnic conflicts.
“Western and Zionist intelligence services are seriously and relentlessly pursuing this plot with the help of petrodollars and traitorous politicians from the East of Asia to the North of Africa and particularly in the Arab region,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in an opening speech at the “Scholars and Islamic Awakening Conference” in Tehran at the time.
The two-day conference brings together some 700 clerics and scholars from Muslim and non-Muslim countries.