TEHRAN (Reuters) - Tehran's interim preacher, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, accused Saudi Arabia of running unrest in Iraq by posting tweets on social media platforms that support demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of other provinces.
Ayatollah Khatami said in a Friday prayer sermon that "more than 20 million visitors are marching for more than 80 kilometers and run by the whole popular, shouting the slogan" Beck Ya Hussein "which is one of the outstanding examples to maximize the rites.
"Undoubtedly, the enemies of the Iraqi people have embarked on this wave of demonstrations, and we must say why these protests happen at this time, and they could postpone them to another time. They want to achieve four goals behind it, the first of which is to divert attention from the 40th visit to intimidate people," he said. Of participating in these ceremonies, and of course thanks to God this plan failed. "
"We see that from all over the world they go to Karbala, and the number of Iranian visitors to commemorate the 40th anniversary in Karbala has quadrupled," he said. So far, the other half is preparing to go to Karbala. "
"The divide between the Iranian and Iraqi peoples can never be sown," he said. "The other aim of these protests is to keep the people of Iran and Iraq apart."
Khatami said that "the third objective of the enemy is the relationship of the Iraqi people to the axis of resistance and retaliation against some Iraqi officials who stand firm against the entity of the Zionist occupation and the illegal American demands.
Khatib said Friday, saying that these unrest has three ribs consisting of America, Britain and the Zionist entity, the Zionist entity describes the protesters as the rebels of Iraq, these are the ones behind the incitement to these unrest.
He added that "79% of Twitter tweets instigating the unrest (in Iraq) came from Saudi Arabia," noting that "this country can not behave as a normal country, this system is provoking chaos and unrest all over the world, and in his country works like An animal that feeds on impure pleasures the killing of man and continues to kill the people of the oppressed Yemeni people, "he said.
"The third side of this conspiracy is the remnants of the Baath Party," Ayatollah Khatami said, adding that Saudi Arabia, the BBC, CNN and other news agencies, satellite channels and websites had inflated the events.