In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The heinous crime that took place in the holy shrine of Ahmad ibn Musa (pbuh) and led to the martyrdom and injury of tens of innocent men, women, and children saddened and grieved hearts. The perpetrator or perpetrators of this heinous crime will surely be punished. But their loved ones’ pain and the desecration of the Ahl al-Bayt’s shrine (pbut) will not be compensated for except by searching for the roots of these tragedies and taking decisive, wise action about them. All have duties in confronting the warmongering enemy and its traitorous or ignorant, negligent agents. From those in security and Justice to all our dear people, all must be unified against a trend that condones disregarding and disrespecting people’s lives, security and sanctities. The dear Iranian nation and the responsible sectors will definitely prevail against the criminal conspiracies of the enemies, God willing.
I express my condolences to the bereaved families of this attack, to the people of Shiraz and to all Iranians and I ask Almighty God for the soon recovery of the injured.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
October 27, 2022