Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei asks the youth from the West to have “honourable interaction” with the Muslim world.
In an open letter, the Iranian leader asks the youth in Western nations to learn from tragic incidents like Paris attacks. He says the “blind terrorism” in France motivated him to write to the young people in Western countries. He shares it was “regretful” that such issues provide the ground for dialogues.
“The suffering of every human being in any spot in the world is per se sorrowful for his fellow humans,” the open letter says. “The scene of a child dying before the eyes of his beloved ones, a mother whose family’s happiness turns into mourning, a husband carrying the lifeless body of his wife to somewhere hastily, or a spectator who is not aware that he is going to see the last sequence of his life in moments, are not scenes which would not stir human sentiments and feelings.”
While Khamenei mourns the death of the victims of the Paris attacks on Nov. 13, he accuses the West of supporting Israel’s state terrorism. He says the people of Palestine have been suffering “the worst kind of terrorism” for over 60 years.
The Iranian leader earlier blamed the United States for using money and sex to infiltrate Iran. He told commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps that political factions in the country should not use such things against one another.
“The enemy sets up a network within a nation and inside a country mainly through the two means of money and sexual attractions to change ideals, beliefs and consequently the lifestyle,” The New York Times quoted Khamenei as saying on state television.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blamed hard-liners for misusing Khamenei’s comments as an excuse to arrest pro-Western writers and journalists.