Iranian speaker blames extremist groups for recent events in Muslim states

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani took extremist and Takfiri groups responsible for the recent events in the Islamic countries, and said such groups are inflicting harm to the Muslims.

“Today, the Muslim world is being caught up by the Takfiri groups and therefore, we should admit that in the current conditions such groups have turned into a catastrophe for the Muslims,” Larijani said in a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday.

He referred to the recent events in Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, and said, “Certainly, there are cunning and extremist groups behind the recent events in the Islamic countries; one can understand what is going on behind the scene by contemplating the western states’ approach towards these events.”

In relevant remarks earlier this month, Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Takfiri militants fighting in Syria are seeking to divide Shiite and Sunni Muslims.

Discussing the Syrian conflict with the members of the movement, Nasrallah said the al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri militants try to sow discord between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Syria.

Nasrallah, however, added that the Syrian government would eventually end the conflict with victory.

There is an American, Israeli and Takfiri plan, which try to destroy not only Syria but the entire region, he added.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May 2012 that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

By Fars News


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