TEHRAN (defapress) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, termed the Daesh terrorist group as an “eastern version” of the infamous US security firm, formerly known as Blackwater.
News ID: 67236
Publish Date: 03December 2017 - 15:15
"Daesh is an eastern version of the US Blackwater forces,”
Velayati said on Sunday at the "Dawn of Truth” conference in Tehran, held to
mark the anniversary of Ayatollah Khamenei’s second letter to the Western youth
The terror group is seeking to revive pre-Islam’s ignorance
in the region, he added.
"They (terrorists) want to portray a violent image of Islam
and introduce their own version of Islam”.
The senior Iranian official said that enemies have been long
seeking to foment discord among Muslim nations and governments with the aim of
undermining their unity.
Highlighting the role of the Leader of the Islamic
Revolution before and after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 in strengthening
Muslim unity, Velayati said measures taken by Ayatollah Khamenei, like the two
letters penned by him in 2015, have helped foil the enemies’ sectarian attempts
to a large extent.
Imam Khamenei first wrote a letter to youths in Europe and
North America on January 21, 2015, to elaborate on the reasons behind the
West’s effort to spread Islamophobia.
Later on November 29, 2015, Ayatollah Khamenei sent the
second letter following a series of terrorist attacks in France, elaborating on
the real factors behind terrorism and asking the young people to "lay the
foundation for an appropriate and honorable interaction with the Muslim world
based on correct knowledge and with deep insight and by taking lessons from
tragic experiences (of the past)”.