In response to a letter by Zahedan’s Friday Prayer Imam, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei urged all to make no discrimination between Iranians of any ethnic or religious backgrounds.
Iranian Sunni cleric Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi, in a letter to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, had called for more attention to rights of religious minorities in the country.
The letter received a response from the Iranian Leader as quoted by Supreme Leader’s Chief of Staff Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani.
“The letter was observed by the Leader,” said Golpayegani adding “Ayatollah Khamenei applauded your expression of interest in the Islamic Republic of Iran and your support for the country and ideals of the Islamic Revolution.”
“All elements of the Islamic Republic are obliged to avoid discrimination and inequality against Iranians of any ethnicity, race or religion on the basis of religious teachings and the Constitution,” reads Leader’s message.
“We firmly believe that all should firmly stay together in solid and united ranks to preserve glory and dignity of Islamic Republic of Iran and spare no effort to this end in order to prevent enemies from causing division in the country.”