Expediency Council Chairman and former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani expressed concern over the massacre and harassment of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Syria, and urged all Muslims across the globe to maintain unity and solidarity.
“Shiites in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are oppressed, Shiites in Syria are being massacred and Muslims are killed every day in Pakistan,” Hashemi Rafsanjani said in the Northern city of Sari on Saturday night.
“Islamic unity should rule the Muslim world for the obviation and settlement of such problems,” he added.
In relevant remarks in June, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei asked Muslim nations to grow united against the arrogant powers, warning that gaps in the Muslim community will create an opportunity for the Zionist regime to implement its plots against them.
“Unity and companionship among Muslims is an urgent obligation,” the Supreme Leader said, addressing participants in the 30th International Koran Competitions in Tehran.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei pointed out that massacre, bloodshed, blind terrorism and its related catastrophes as well as the opportunities created for the occupying Zionist regime are all outcomes of division and difference in the Islamic Ummah.
“Today is the day of test for the Muslims and Islamic states, and Muslim nations should be completely vigilant,” the Supreme Leader cautioned.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Seyed Ali Khamenei warned of the West’s campaign against Islam and the Muslim world, and said the western enemies are showing their hostility towards Muslims very openly, “thus, the Islamic Ummah should reinvigorate its intrinsic ability and power factors, and one of the most important factors in this regard is unity, integration and focus on commonalities”.