Iranian Cleric Calls Saudi Regime “Enemy of Islam”

Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami slammed the Riyadh regime for its continued hostilities against Muslims in the Middle East region, Yemen in particular, describing the Saudi rulers as the enemies of Islam.

Al Saud dynasty came to power 280 years ago and for nearly three centuries, the Saudis have reached their objectives only through brutality, murder and plunder, Ayatollah Khatami said, addressing a huge gathering of worshipers in Tehran on Friday.

What is seen in Yemen today is a small example of the regime’s policies over the past three centuries and clearly shows the Al Saud’s “murderer and looter” nature, the cleric added.

“The Saudi government is a friend of the Israeli regime,” he said, adding that in the past, Saudis denied such friendship, but today, they have open relations with each other.

The Al Saud is a clear enemy of Islam, he said, hoping that the Muslim world would soon witness the collapse of the regime.

Yemen’s defenseless people have been under massive attacks by the coalition led by the Saudi regime for nearly 17 months but Riyadh has reached none of its objectives in Yemen so far.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

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