Ayatollah censures Saudi suppression of Yemeni Shias

TEHRA, Nov. 17 (MNA) – Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has blasted Saudi Arabia for being an accomplice in suppressing Shias in Yemen.

According to reports the Yemeni Shias, who are neglected in the country, are being entangled in deep conflict with the central government and since Yemen has close relationship with Riyadh the Saudi army has launched air and ground offensive against Shias under the pretext that they have invaded the Saudi territory, the ayatollah said in a statement released on Tuesday.

 

Saudi Arabia created a “bloodbath” by killing a large numbers of women and children and made many more other homeless and the United States which “sees its interests in suppressing Shias” is also supporting the act, He added.

 

The ayatollah said international bodies have been silent about these horrific events.

 

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi added unfortunately the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and some other Wahabi ulema have supported the Saudi government in suppressing Yemeni Shia citizens and portrayed Shias as wrong and the Saudi government as right.

 

“With a great sorrow recently the great Saudi mufti and a number of other Wahabbi ulema who are appointed by the Saudi government and are on the government payroll have become harmonious with oppressors and criminals and declared the al-Houthi group as wrong and the Saudi government as absolute right and have asked all to fight with them,” he noted in his statement.

 

The cleric said these ulema have also said that anybody who is killed in the fight against the al-Houthi group is considered a martyr, the same idea that is being defended by the al-Qaeda network.

 

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi asked all Muslims to pray for the salvation of “unprotected and innocent” Shias in Yemen and put pressure on international organizations to break their silence against the ongoing tragedy in Yemen.

 

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