Ayatollah Khamenei: “US is Enemy to Both Sunnis and Shias in the Middle East”

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SHAFAQNA – The United States is the enemy of both Shia and Sunni Muslims, as well as the world’s main sponsor of terrorism, said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday.

Khamenei, who made the remarks during a meeting with a number of Iranian officials and ambassadors of Islamic countries in Tehran, said that Washington was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world and the chief architect of terrorist groups, Hezbollah-affiliated Al Manar reported.

On the other hand, Iran “tackled terrorism, hit it in the face, bumped it in the head, and is going to do the same in the future,” he said.

Addressing the recent bill proposed by Congress in favor of arming Iraq’s Kurds and Sunni tribesmen, Khamenei asked rhetorically, “Are they really interested in the Sunnis?”

“[The United States] is against anything that has the sign of Islam and they don’t differentiate between the Shias and Sunnis, and issues like religion and ethnicity are just a pretext for them to sow discord,” Fars news reported.

Because of that, Khamenei stressed, Iran would continue supporting “the oppressed people” of Yemen, Bahrain, and Palestine in every way possible.

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