Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blasted the western countries for supporting terrorist groups to conduct their suicide bombing against the Muslims in the region.
“Unfortunately, this year’s Eid al-Fitr (the fast-breaking festivities of Muslims at the end of the holy month of Ramadan) in some countries was turned into mourning by those terrorists who want to replace the real Islam with fake Islam at the order of their leaders; and these crimes are the outcome of nurturing terrorists by the security services of the US, the UK and the Zionist regime,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday, addressing thousands of worshippers after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Tehran.
The Supreme Leader reiterated that the supporters of the Takfiri terrorists are to blame for the massacre of the innocent people in the region, and said these are the sponsors of terrorism that “are incurring losses from terrorism, but their sin and offense will not be forgotten”.
Ayatollah Khamenei referred to war, insecurity and terrorism in the region, including Syria, Libya and Yemen, as a source of regret, and said, “It is for 15 months now that the people of Yemen are under bombardments, but their wise people and leadership should be lauded for staging great International Quds Day rallies under such conditions and in this hot weather.”
Iran’s Supreme Leader reiterated that the main objective of the arrogant powers from waging war and insecurity as well as terrorism in the region is making people forget the issues of Palestine.
Ayatollah Khamenei led Eid al-Fitr prayers at Tehran’s Mosalla prayers ground this morning.
A large number of Iranian people and senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, Head of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani participated in the ceremony.
Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, after seeing the crescent of the new moon of Shawwal lunar month on the night before the Eid day.
During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. They strengthen their self-restraint and faith during this month and try to avoid sin. It is believed that the first verse of the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in this month.