Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi warned that terrorism will spread to London, Washington and Riyadh following the blast in Pakistan last week that killed 129 Shiites at a convention.
Fars News reported:
Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, a senior Iranian religious leader, condemned the massacre of Shiite Muslims in a terrorist attack in Pakistan which he said has been financed by the US and Saudi Arabia, and warned that the terrorism that these countries support will one day backfire and target Washington, London and Riyadh.
“A horrible crime has happened in Pakistan and a number of predator animals who are called Wahhabi Takfiris have detonated bombs in a Shiite convention and martyred 120 people and injured hundreds,” Makarem Shirazi said in the Central city of Qom on Wednesday.
He blamed the US and Saudi officials for financing such crimes against the Shiite Muslims, and said, “Today this crime was committed in Quetta, Pakistan, and tomorrow it will be Washington’s, London’s, Egypt’s and even Saudi Arabia’s turn.”
Makarem Shirazi also blasted the Pakistani government for it loose security measures in protection of the Shiite community in the country.
A total of 129 people were killed and 280 wounded in three bomb attacks across Pakistan on Thursday.
Pakistani police and local residents at the site of a bomb blast that killed 129 Shiites in Quetta, Pakistan last Thursday. (NY Daily News)