Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Al Khamenei’s Chief of Staff Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani lauded Syria as an influential country in the axis of the resistance, and warned against the spread of Takfiri and extremist groups in the world.
“The secret behind the support for the Syrian ruling system and President Bashar Al-Assad’s government is that it is the Islamic resistance frontline against the Zionist regime,” Mohammadi Golpayegani said, addressing a group of people in the Southern province of Bushehr on Saturday.
Head of the Supreme Leader’s office said the Takfiri groups who are supported by the global arrogance pose a major threat to the Muslim world, and said, “They (Takfiris) care neither for Sunnis nor for the Shiites and they shed the blood of everyone, both Muslims or non-Muslims, and these things take place under the fatwas of some mercenary ulemmas.”
Last month, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned the crimes committed by Takfiri and Salafi groups in different regional states, specially in Syria, and said they have scratched the beautiful face of Islam.
“The extremism of the Takfiri groups has damaged the real face of Islam and the support of the world Zionism has paved the ground for their activities and operations,” Larijani said in a meeting with Sudanese National Assembly Speaker Al-Fateh Ezzeddine Al-Mansour in Tehran in February.
“Fighting this extremism needs consultation among political leaders, emphasis on the Muslim countries’ commonalities and unity among religious leaders,” he added.