Saudi committing crimes in name of anti-terror fight: Iran cleric
A senior Iranian cleric says the Saudi regime is using Wahhabis to perpetrate atrocities in the Middle East under the pretext of fighting terror.
Al Saud is following the policies of the West and the Zionist regime, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani said in his sermon to worshipers at the weekly Friday Prayers in Tehran.
“It [Al Saud] is bringing together Wahhabi hooligans calling themselves Muslims in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and various locations and is committing crimes in the name of combating terrorism,” Emami Kashani added.
He said the Saudi regime is funding Wahhabi crimes across the world, adding that these Wahhabis, who claim to be Muslims, are supporting the policies of the Zionists and the US and are carrying out crimes easily “to present Islam and Muslim people as terrorists.”
Wahhabism, the radical ideology dominating Saudi Arabia, is freely preached by clerics in the Arab country.
It fuels the ideological engine of terror organizations like the Daesh terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front, which are wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq.
“Al Saud is killing women and children in Yemen and claiming this to be the correct course [of action] and telling the Yemeni people that we determine your fate,” Emami Kashani said.
Saudi Arabia launched its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015 in a bid to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and defeat the Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and at least 16,000 others injured since the onset of the aggression.