Iran's Supreme Leader: Israel, US behind Najaf, Karbala bombings
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday that the recent remarks of certain "colonialist" agents in Iraq criticizing Tehran are meant to create disputes between Shia and Sunni Muslims. Addressing a group of Hajj ceremony directors, Khamenei said that the recent bombings in Najaf and Karbala should make Muslims aware of the conspiracies, adding that fostering dissension between Shia and Sunni Muslims is the main goal of the United States.
However, he stressed, their hopes will be frustrated due to the vigilance of Iraqis and Muslims across the world.
According to MNA, Ayatollah Khamenei added that the Israeli and U.S. intelligence agencies are undoubtedly behind the recent "unfortunate disasters in Iraq’s holy cities."
"This is a plot to distract the Iraqi people and make them lose the opportunity to hold elections," the Iranian leader went on to say.
Khamenei added that the U.S. and Britain, do not plan to hold a real election in Iraq. According to him, both countries are trying to install their own "agents" in Iraq by staging a fake election “therefore the Iraqis should act with complete vigilance.”