Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee said the Western and Zionist intelligence services and media are trying to create a rift between the Shiites and Sunnis to change Muslims’ war on Zionists to an infighting among Islamic sects.
“The intelligence services intend to turn the Islam-Zionism war to a Muslim infighting,” Rezayee said, addressing a group of Sunni and Shiite war veterans in Sistan and Balouchestan province on Tuesday.
Rezayee pointed to the ongoing conflict in Iraq, and said, “This plot which was hatched by the intelligence services of the US, UK and the Zionist regime has been welcomed by certain regional countries and is being implemented by them in Syria and Iraq.”
He explained that they want to create rift among Shiite and Sunnis on the one hand and wage a war among Kurds, Arabs, Persians and Pashtuns on the other.
In April, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei warned against the plots hatched by the enemies to create rift among different Muslim sects.
“The goal of the enemy is to bring Islam to its knees and prevent the Shiite community from becoming a role-model,” Imam Khamenei said.
The Supreme Leader underlined that the Shiism has access to unique possibilities and tools to confront the enemy’s plots.
Imam Khamenei pointed to the attempts made by the enemies to harm Muslim unity and sow discord between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, and said, “Creating rifts among Muslims is like a sword in the hands of the enemies of Islam.”
Iran has always attached crucial importance to paving the way for the enhancement of interaction and cooperation among Muslim nations in a bid to strengthen Muslim unity throughout the world.