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Iran Supreme Leader urges Muslims to stand against US

Tehran, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Muslims to firmly stand against the United States.

The Supreme Leader made the remarks in a Thursday meeting with reciters and memorizers of the Holy Quran.

Muslims should stand firmly against the bullyings by the US and other domineering powers. If they don't observe that, they will be humiliated, he said.

That the US president shamelessly says, 'without the US, heads of some Arab states cannot maintain themselves even for a week', is a humiliation for Muslims, he noted.

The issue of Quran is a perpetual issue of the world of Islam and Islamic ummah (Nation). If the Islamic nation turn away from the Quran and not benefit from it, they will suffer a blow� just as they did previously.

Today there's an internal war in our Islamic region, as unwise and reactionary governments of certain countries have entered into wars against other countries.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Supreme Leader referred to Saudi crimes in Yemen, saying, Look at the calamity Yemenis are afflicted with! Their wedding celebrations turn into mourning ceremonies: people are bombarded on streets, at bazaars and mosques; in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria the brutality is revealed differently.

Saudi Arabia and its regional allies attacked Yemen in March 2015 to bring back to power the deposed president of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Thousands of Yemenis have been killed in the attacks by the Saudi-US coalition and more than 2,000 have died due to a cholera epidemic.

Saudis, in their latest war crime in Yemen, bombarded a wedding party in Hajjah and killed dozens of innocent civilians, including children.

This is because we have forgotten to value friendship between the believers; we don't act according to Quran. If we do, we will gain dignity. This is the path to Muslims' happiness, Supreme Leader said.

Friendship with the unbelievers brings misery to Muslims, like the friendship some Muslim states have with the Zionist regime, exchanging kind words and establishing economic or political relations, he added.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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