Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi condemned the massacre of Shia Muslims in Pakistan by radical Wahhabis and slammed international bodies for their silence over the carnage.
Speaking at Azam Mosque in the holy city of Qom on Wednesday, the grand source of emulation described the killing of Shia Muslims in Pakistan as horrendous and said international bodies have kept quiet over the crimes of Wahhabis.
How long should these massacres continue and innocent lives perish?, he asked.
Grand Ayatollah Shirazi said the United States and Saudi Arabia fund these terrorists as well as those committing crimes in Syria and elsewhere.
He underlined that such crimes will not impede the growth of the school of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS).
He also said that Shia Muslims are vigilant and will not retaliate to create a sectarian war, which is what the enemies pursue.
The senior cleric further censured the government of Pakistan for failing to provide security for its Shia population and its indifference to the crimes against Shiâ€™ites in the country.
In the latest example of anti-Shia crimes by Wahabis, two bombs ripped through a predominantly Shia neighborhood in the city of Quetta, Pakistan, last week, killing nearly 100 people.