US, Israel engineer crimes in Muslim countries: Iran official

Chief of Staff of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States and Israel are running a think tank which programs criminal acts in Muslim countries including Egypt and Syria.

“Leaders of the US and Zionist regime [of Israel] are fanning the flames of conflicts in Egypt and Syria, and do not let people and governments in these countries decide their own fate,” Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani said on Sunday.

He condemned the recent crimes in Syria and Egypt, saying they are incompatible with Islamic teachings.

“Plans for all crimes in Syria and Egypt are made by the US and Zionist leaders and submitted to their mercenaries. The instruments of these crimes are ignorant and spiteful commanders and rulers in certain Muslim countries,” the official stated.

Egypt has been experiencing unrelenting violence since July 3, when the army toppled former president, Mohamed Morsi, suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament. It also appointed the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mahmoud Mansour, as the interim president.

Syria has been gripped by a deadly unrest since March 2011.

The United Nations says more than 100,000 people have been killed and a total of 7.8 million others displaced since the outbreak of the violence.

According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.

Mohammadi Golpayegani urged scholars in all Muslim countries to raise public awareness to counter the enemies of Islam.

Scholars must remain vigilant and ward off any problem which would sow discord among Shia and Sunni Muslims, he pointed out.

By Press TV


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