Senior Iranian officials call for forging Shia-Sunni unity

February 14, The Iran Project – Recently, several high-ranking Iranian officials have stressed the significant of forging Shia-Sunni unity to foil the enemies plots.

Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari as well as Sunni Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Sumaidaie in separate remarks have stressed that Sunni and Shia Muslims have always stood united to safeguard their own country against the enemies at the most difficult times of the Islamic Republic.

In a meeting with officials from southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province Ayatollah Khamenei said that “everyone stood against the Islamic Republic, but they all failed,” referring to the fact that the enemies have plotted against the unity of the Iranian nation since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Leader further added that the Islamic Republic managed to preserve its existence through the sacrifices that its people (the martyrs) made against all the enemies’ conspiracies.

Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Sunni Muslims of the eastern Iranian province for their loyalty and sacrifices, adding that there are areas in Iran that Sunni and Shia live together as a symbol of unity between the two communities.

Meanwhile, General Jafari said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) hailed the current unity among the Iranian Shia and Sunni people.

“Making unrest in Iran and regions like Sistan and Baluchestan province is the most important goal of the enemies,” General Jafari said, noting that Shia and Sunni, altogether are doing their best to protect the country’s security and stability.

In a meantime, Sunni Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Sumaidaie appreciated Iran’s status in the region and the world.

“Iran is the biggest supporter of Palestine and Palestinians,” al-Sumaidaie said, highlighting that despite wars and difficulties, developments have been achieved in domestic and foreign levels which are the result of the Islamic Revolution.