Zahedan attack meant to undermine Shia-Sunni unity: general

TEHRAN, May 30 (MNA) -- The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces has said the terrorist attack on a mosque in Zahedan was meant to undermine Iran’s efforts to foster Shia-Sunni unity.

The Zahedan terrorist attack was the arrogant powers’ reaction to the strengthening of solidarity among the Shia and Sunni citizens of Kordestan Province which occurred as a result of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s recent visit to the area, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said here on Saturday.

 

“These actions by the enemies were carried out due to their anger and discomfort at the advice given by the Supreme Leader of the revolution in Kordestan about unity among Shias and Sunnis,” Firouzabadi stated in Tehran at the funeral of three Sacred Defense (1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war) martyrs whose bodies were recently discovered.

 

During his visit to the predominantly Sunni province of Kordestan in northwestern Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei urged citizens to remain united in the face of the enemies’ conspiracies.

 

A terrorist attack on a mosque in the city of Zahedan in the southwestern province of Sistan-Baluchestan on Thursday left 25 people dead and 120 injured.

 

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