Saudis must fear Iran’s anger: Top Cleric
Ayatollah Movahhedi who led Tehran Friday Prayers this week, mainly talked about Mina tragedy in his 2nd sermon.
In the second sermon of Tehran Friday Prayers, Ayatollah Movahhedi Kermani paid homage to all pilgrims victimized in Mina tragedy of September 24, and asked for investigation on the causes of the event.
The senior cleric lamented that the disaster caused sorrow of Muslims all over the world on the occasion of Eid al-Adha and just before Eid al-Ghadeer.
“We are trying to get along according to Islamic brotherhood, but you have to beware of Iran’s anger and the anger of Iran’s Leader,” said the grand Ayatollah addressing Saudi dynasty who are running all parts of Saudi Arabia.
Offering condolences over the loss of thousands of innocent pilgrims in the catastrophic incident, Ayatollah Movahhedi Kermani highlighted that the event marred Saudi reputation in a way that they would never get rid of it.
Addressing Saudi officials, the senior cleric questioned their hospitality in hosting pilgrims and rhetorically asked, “how did you treat your guests, while you were saying welcome?” “Saudi police was hostile towards the pilgrims,” he said, noting that the Saudi government is definitely responsible for the occurrence of tragedy in Mina and the world is waiting for Saudis’ excuses.
Condoling, apologizing and summoning charge d’affaires will not solve anything, Ayatollah Movahhedi Kermani stressed
Movahhedi Kermani urged the Muslim states to set up fact-finding committee to find out the reasons for blocking the roads to Mina. “The committee should examine the root causes of the incident,” he said, noting that the Saudi officials should not think that the issue will conclude only by delivering the bodies.
Ayat. Movahhedi Kermani blamed Saudi rulers for incompetency in Mina tragedy, saying that if they cannot run Hajj rituals, they should consult with other Islamic states.
He also called on Saudi Arabia to stop strikes on Yemen, rhetorically asking them how many innocent women and children they want to kill.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he said in an address to US President Barak Obama, “we do not shake hands with the US. Shaking hands with US means that our ties with US are good but we will never have good relations with you. The US is the number one foe of Islam and as long as the enmity continues, we will remain a US enemy.”
Noting that nuclear deal has nothing to do with other issues, the cleric said that the agreement will take its course but the Iranian nation will never forget US’ crimes.