SHAFAQNA – Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami-Kashani said, “Three main pillars of anti-Islam plots, the US, Saudi Arabia and Israel, are involved in the activities against Muslims and execution of prominent Shi’ite cleric Nimr Baqir al-Nimr is only an instance.”
Ayatollah Emami-Kashani reiterated that Saudi Arabia has been hosting the Takfiri mentality for centuries, and said, “This mentality is now unfolding in the form of misery and bloodshed.”He strongly condemned the execution of Shaykh Nimr by the Saudi regime, and said that the prominent Shi’ite cleric’s execution is only an example of the numerous crimes committed by the Saudi regime.
The Saudi interior ministry announced on Saturday that it has executed Shaykh Nimr and 46 others. After the news was released, angry Iranian protestors stormed the Saudi embassy following which Riyadh announced severing diplomatic ties with Iran.
Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubayr, announced on Sunday that the country had severed diplomatic ties with Tehran and gave the Iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country.On Monday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for Political Affairs, Brigadier-General Rasoul Sanaei-Rad said Saudi Arabia is no big deal and Iran cared to maintain its relations with Riyadh only for ideological reasons.
“Instead of acting upon his responsibility and responding to the public opinion on issues like unfair attack against the Muslim country of Yemen, interference in Bahrain, scandalous support for the Takfiri streams, including the ISIL, Boko Haram and regional terrorists, which have all been very clearly revealed to everyone and even its meddling in our country’s internal affairs by contacts with the weak, but pretentious and terrorist, groups in southeastern Iran, the young and nervous Saudi foreign minister has actually tried to project the blame on others after the martyrdom of Ayatollah Nimr,” Sanaei-Rad told FNA.
He underlined that if it hadn’t been for brotherly and ideological issues in the Muslim world, Iran would have never cared for its relations with Saudi Arabia which is entangled in dire security, political and economic problems.