Tehran (IP) - Iran's Friday Prayer leader says the US pursues the unrest in the Islamic Republic to wage ethnic conflicts.

Iran PressIran News: In the Friday Pray sermon on November 4, Hojjatoleslam Kazem Seddighi commemorated the occasion of 13 Aban and said that besides betraying the international community and attacking different countries, the US has carried out 60 coups.

Every year, the Iranian nation marks National Students Day and National Day of Fighting Against Global Arrogant Powers and Imperialism; They captured the US Embassy 42 years ago in 1979 due to the fact that it was a place for espionage against Iran, so it was named 'Den of Espionage.' 

Seddighi said the US sanctions against Iran made just further awakened the people and led to the scandal of the Americans because the sanctions brought about progress in the scientific base of Iran. 

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He said the unrest in Iran was aimed to create civil war through escalating ethnic aspersion, but the Iranian people unanimously followed their Leader and said "no" to the US separationist policies. 

"The US is trying to weaken the Resistance Axis by weakening Iran, but the very US must know that the strength and spirit of the resistance is increasing [in the region]," the cleric noted. 

Tehran's Friday Prayer leader also criticized the international bodies and human rights advocates over their silence about the Shiraz terrorist attack.

An armed assailant member of the ISIS terrorist group on Wednesday in an armed attack on Shah Cheragh, the holy shrine of Hazrat Ahmad bin Musa (AS), in the city of Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province, southern Iran, led to the martyrdom of 13 people, including 2 children, and the wounding of 30 pilgrims.

Daesh, or the so-called ISIS terrorist group, claimed the responsibility for the terrorist attack. 


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