Official Deplores Saudi Arabia's Support for Extremism

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian judiciary official lashed out at Saudi Arabia for its support for Takfiri (extremist) groups in the region.

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Saudi Arabia is promoting the Takfiri streams and its supporters, First Deputy Head of the Judiciary Ebrahim Raeesi told reporters on the sidelines of a cultural ceremony here in Tehran on Saturday, adding that the Saudi support for the “unsound governments” disappoints the whole believers in God.

He also warned against the plots hatched by the enemies of Islam, saying the adversaries seek to sow discord among the Shiite and Sunni Muslims to achieve their vicious purposes.

In relevant remarks in November last year, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the Islamic world is now grappling with foreign-fomented sectarian strife, and called on the Islamic community to use Hajj pilgrimage capacity to confront the plot.

“The imposed, deliberate and malignant problem of igniting the flame of discord among the Islamic Ummah (community) is one of the major problems of the Islamic world today," Ayatollah Khamenei said at the time.

The Leader had also warned against the enemies’ plot to create rift among Shiite and Sunni Muslims and also among all the Islamic sects, and said, “The confrontation between religious sects will not be restricted to Shiite and Sunni, and if the enemies of Islam can institutionalize such confrontation, instigating strife among the sects within Shiite and Sunni Muslims will be on their agenda.”

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