A senior leader of Ansarullah Movement blasted Riyadh for widening differences and stirring internal war between the Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
“Saudi Arabia’s support for religious extremism is a new problem which has entangled the Muslim world,” Sheikh Mohammad al-Ghibli said in a meeting with Fars News Agency Managing-Director Seyed Nezamoddin Moussavi in Tehran on Sunday.
He said that Saudi Arabia has turned mosques into centers for building bombs and killing innocent people, and said Riyadh’s acts help to the growth of terrorism, dims Israel’s crimes and sparks internal war between the Shiites and the Sunnis.
Describing Saudi Arabia as the US and Israel’s proxy in the region, Ghibli asked why Riyadh doesn’t form a coalition against Israel instead of the alliance it has created against Yemen which is a Muslim country.
He underlined that the savage attacks by the Saudi-led coalition against Yemen have angered the Yemeni youth and pushed them onto the scene to take revenge from the al-Saud, and voiced confidence that the “The devil’s horn will be broken”.
In relevant remarks on Thursday, Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said that the divisive plots hatched by the US through waging proxy wars in the Middle-Eastern countries, including in Syria, Iraq and Yemen is doomed to failure due to regional nation’s vigilance.
“The US is seeking to wage proxy wars in the region,” General Jalali said, addressing a conference in the city of Babolsar, Northern Iran.
The Iranian civil defense chief wondered why the US and its allies have not learned enough lessons from their continued defeats in waging proxy wars in the region.
Also in October, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged Shiite and Sunni Muslims to grow united against the divisive plots hatched by the enemies.
In an address to people from different walks of life on the occasion of Eid al-Qadir, Ayatollah Khamenei urged Muslims not to get involved in any move that would play into enemies’ hands.
“Shiites and Sunnis shouldn’t help the enemy by desecrating their sanctities and provoking one another’s sentiments,” the Leader underlined.
The enemies of Islam have always sought to drive a wedge between Shiites and Sunnis in order to deflect their attention from the real enemy, the Leader underlined.
“If anyone fuels the fire in this regard (the so-called fight against the ISIL), he or she will definitely be helping sinister America and Britain which are the creators of the ISIL and Al-Qaeda,” the Leader stressed.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for 53 days now to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 3,812 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi movement.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
On April 21 and May 12, Saudi Arabia declared end to Yemen airstrikes after weeks of bombings, but airstrikes are still underway.