Iran’s President Warns of Divisive Plots after Mashhad Stabbing Attack
- April, 06, 2022 - 13:54
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Following a fatal stabbing attack by a foreign assailant in Iran’s northesatern city of Mashhad, President Ebrahim Raisi cautioned that the colonial outsiders are resorting to ethnic and religious issues to incite division between the neighbors.
Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Raisi praised the three clergymen, one of whom was killed and two others wounded in the stabbing attack at the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad, for their sincere voluntary work and effective service.
The president put the blame for the hostile attack on the “Takfiri current”, saying, “The colonialists and hypocrites should not be allowed to exploit ethnic and religious affairs to create disagreement among Muslims and between the people of our country and the neighbors.”
Raisi noted that sowing division is an old scheme used by colonial powers.
A foreign assailant stabbed three clergymen at the shrine of the eighth Shiite Imam in Mashhad on Tuesday afternoon, killing one and injuring two others.
The president has directed the Intelligence Ministry to identify and arrest all elements with a role in the attack.