Ayatollah Khamenei leads Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran, July 6, 2016. (Photo by IRNA)
Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says recent bombings in
Muslim countries are the fruit of terrorism which US, UK and Israeli
intel agencies have nurtured in order to consign Palestine into
“In Baghdad, several hundred families saw the
loss of their loved ones at the hands of criminals and terrorists and
those who want to promote a fabricated and fake Islam among people at
the order of their masters.
“Also in Istanbul, in Bangladesh and
elsewhere in some other countries, people fasting during the month of
Ramadan came under terrorist attacks.
“This is the result of
terrorism nurtured by security services of America, the Zionist regime
and England,” the Leader said during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran
The Leader was referring to car bombings which took the
lives of at least 250 people in Baghdad Sunday. The attacks came after
at least 45 people were killed in terrorist attacks at Istanbul airport.
Bangladesh, terrorists attacked a restaurant in the capital Dhaka,
killing at least 20 people. Daesh terrorists are said to have carried
out all the three attacks.
Ayatollah Khamenei said Muslim countries are the target of a scheme to turn certain political differences into civil wars.
enemies are trying to consign the Palestinian issue into oblivion. They
want to have the Islamic world preoccupied with internal problems so
that the Palestinian issue is forgotten and the Zionist regime is given a
chance to pursue its wicked goals.”
Ayatollah Khamenei predicted that the wave of terrorism wreaking havoc in Muslim countries would backfire on its masterminds.
will be harmed by the things they have created in the Islamic world
just as they are gradually seeing the fallout. But this is their sin and
their crime which will not be forgotten,” the Leader said.
Leader later met with a group of state officials, ordinary people and
Muslim ambassadors, calling the US and other “arrogant powers” as the
main source of insecurity and terrorism in the Middle East.
Khamenei described superficial denunciations of terrorism by certain
powers and their coalition against terrorists as false, in an apparent
reference to a US-led campaign of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
“Contrary to their apparent claims, these powers support and promote terrorism in practice.”
Syria, they “turned a political conflict into a fratricide and then
through financial and military support and illegitimate oil revenues,
they brought individuals from various parts to Syria and Iraq and
created this regional insecurity and suffering,” the Leader said.
main aim of the global arrogance, foremost the US, in wreaking
tragedies in the region is to relegate the Palestinian issue to neglect,
Ayatollah Khamenei repeated.
The Leader called Palestine as the
“core issue of the world of Islam,” saying no Muslim or non-Muslim
country with a conscience should ever forget the Palestinian issue.
Zionist regime will definitely get slapped for the pressures which it
metes out to the besieged and oppressed Palestinian nation,” Ayatollah