Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei Monday speaking on the occasion of Eid, urged the “World of Islam” to express “disdain” against “oppressors” of Yemen, Bahrain, and Kashmir, media reports said.
In a statement that is likely to elicit a stiff response from New Delhi, the Ayatollah said, “the Islamic Nations are covered in wounds: Conflicts in Yemen, Bahrain, problems in all Islamic countries, are major wounds on the body of Islam. The World of Islam should explicitly support the people of Yemen, and express their disdain against the oppressors who’ve attacked the people in such horrible ways during the month of Ramadan.”
He added, “the same is true for the people of Bahrain and Kashmir: Our people can back this great movement within the World of Islam. Just as we explicitly express our position against enemies and adversaries, the world of Islam–especially the elites in it–should follow this path and take a position towards seeking to please God, absolutely, even if it leads to dissatisfaction of the arrogant front.”