Taliban applauds Imam Khamenei’s speech on Islamic unity among Shia and Sunni
A Taliban spokesman in Afghanistan has issued a statement welcoming the recent speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Imam Ali Khamenei, on the unity of Shias and Sunnis in Islam.
Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem made the remarks on Twitter, the Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.
"The Islamic Emirate welcomes the words of the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei, who called for more unity of Shias and Sunnis in Afghanistan," Naeem tweeted.
Naeem also wrote that the Afghans would stand together against the conspiracies as much as possible and thwart them.
Earlier, in a meeting with the guests of the Islamic unity conference, Ayatollah Khamenei called the reason for repeated emphasis on the issue of unity the division between religions and the serious efforts of the enemies to increase this division.
The Leader also told the participants at the unity conference that the terms Shia and Sunni have entered the American political literature while they are basically opposed to the principle of Islam.
"The recent unfortunate and tearful explosions in the mosques of Afghanistan against the Muslim and worshipers are among the same incidents that were carried out by Daesh, and the Americans had explicitly stated that we created Daesh," Imam Khamenei said.
Iran’s Leader said the annual meetings or gatherings on the issue of unity are not sufficient, suggesting: "In this regard, permanent discussion, explanation, encouragement, and planning should be done, and for example in the case of Afghanistan, one of the ways to prevent accidents is the presence of the current respected officials of this country in the centers and mosques or encouraging the Sunni brothers to attend joint gatherings.”