Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi condemned the crimes committed by the terrorist Takfiri and Salafi groups in the region, and said these crimes are supported by the western states and certain oil-rich Arab countries.
“These (Takfiri) streams that introduce Shiites as infidels, issue decree for their killing, commit crimes and massacre innocent people under the pretext of (obeying) Islam and differences (between Shiite and Sunni Islam) in their fatwas (religious decrees) say nothing but lies,” Naqdi said in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Wednesday.
He said that the Takfiri groups commit crimes in line with the ominous goals of the arrogant powers and obey the western and Israeli think tanks as they are supported by certain regional Arab countries’ petrodollars.
In relevant remarks in June, a senior Iranian foreign ministry official said Saudi Arabia has turned into a collaborator of Takfiri groups in their crimes against the regional people, specially the Syrians.
“Saudi Arabia is equipping terrorists in Syria with different (types of) light and heavy weapons in breach of all international regulations and conventions, not to mention its overt military intervention in Bahrain,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi said.
He added that Saudi Arabia has turned into an accomplice in the crimes committed by the Takfiri terrorists against the defenseless Syrian people.
Araqchi stated that Saudi Arabia is a “big country with great potentialities” that can create unity among Muslim countries and resolve the problems facing the Muslim world, expressing regret, however, that such potential is currently being used in an opposite way.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. According to reports, the western powers and their regional allies – specially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.