Monday, Oct 26th, 2009
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says terrorist attacks in Muslim countries like Iran, Iraq and Pakistan are carried out by foreign agents.
“Bloody measures in some Muslim countries such as Iraq and Pakistan and certain parts of Iran are aimed at creating discord and difference among Shia and Sunni Muslims,” said Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with Iranian officials in charge of organizing Hajj ceremonies on Monday.
“This is why Muslims should pay great attention to the issue of their unity,” added the Leader.
“Perpetrators of terrorist and bloody moves are directly or indirectly linked to foreign agents,” the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Hajj pilgrims cannot remain indifferent to events happening in the Muslim world particularly in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and parts of Pakistan.
“During Hajj ceremonies, [the pilgrims] should be sensitive about moves against the Islamic unity or efforts which aim to offense the flag of the Muslim world which has been hoisted in Iran,” added the Leader.
The Leader’s remarks came after at least 41 people, including seven senior commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), were killed in a bombing on October 18 during a unity gathering of Shia and Sunni tribal leaders in the town of Pishin on the Iran-Pakistan border.
The Pakistan-based Jundallah, a closely affiliated with the notorious al-Qaeda organization, accepted responsibility for the deadly attack.
The Jundallah terrorist group, led by Abdolmalek Rigi, has staged a torrent of terrorist attacks in Iran.
In a recent interview with Press TV, Rigi’s brother, Abdulhamid, confirmed that the Jundallah leader had established links with US agents.
Abdulhamid said that at just one of his meetings with the US operatives, Rigi had received $100,000 to foment sectarian strife in Iran.
Meanwhile, synchronized car bombings in Baghdad on Sunday killed more than 160 people and injured over 700 others.
The bombings, detonated within a minute of each other, also damaged the Justice Ministry and Provincial Council complexes.