Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi condemns Zahedan bombing

TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) – Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi issued a statement on Saturday condemning the Thursday terror attack in Zahedan.

“Once again the hands of the world’s criminals emerged from Wahabis’ sleeves…(wrongly)assuming that this act of crime can undermine our dear nation’s will or cause a conflict between Shias and Sunnis,” he stated.

 

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

 

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi urged officials to teach a lesson to the criminals so that such tragic incidents will never occur again.

 

He also said those people who their ignorance provide a pretext for criminals to perpetrate such crimes are also responsible for such tragedies.

 

The grand ayatollah urged religious scholars to promote awareness among people.

 

Seyyed Hassan Khomeini also said on Saturday that the bombing was aimed at undermining the fundamentals of the Islamic Revolution.

 

“What happened in the Zahedan Shia mosque …sought to create division among people,” the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, said during a ceremony at the Imam Khomeini shrine in Tehran.

 

After the revolution many attempted to create division between ethnic groups but failed due to the people and officials’ vigilance, Hassan Khomeini stated.

 

And now the same forces are trying to promote religious and ethnic extremism in the country, but they must know that all citizens and officials are aware of their intensions, he added.

 

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