Iran’s Khamenei urges support for oppressed Kashmiris

The Supreme leader had spoken in support of the held valley on Eidul Fitr as well

News Desk July 04, 2017
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has urged his country’s judiciary to internationally express support for Kashmiris who are fighting against Indian oppression in the occupied valley.

“It is highly important that Iran’s judiciary officials comment on international legal issues after closely examining them,” IRNA, Iran’s official news agency, quoted Khamenei as saying during a meeting with government heads and officials belonging to the judicial system.

“Regarding its legal position, Iran’s judiciary should enter international issues such as the sanctions, US confiscations of property, terrorism, the support for oppressed personalities like Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky [Nigerian Shia leader] or Muslims of Myanmar and Kashmir, and should express its firm support or opposition in order to be reflected globally,” Khamenei said.

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This is not the first time the Iranian leader has spoken in support of the oppressed Kashmiris. On Eidul Fitr last month, he reportedly mentioned Kashmir, equating the situation in the disputed region with that of Yemen and Bahrain as requiring the support of “all Muslim nations”.

“Everyone should openly support people of Yemen, Bahrain and Kashmir: Ayatollah Khamenei,” read one of his official websites on June 26.


Al Kemal | 6 years ago | Reply At least someone is out there to realize the continue agony of Kashmiri and their up rising
Chachea Jee | 6 years ago | Reply How about oppressed Iranian Kurds, oppressed Royingas, oppressed Chinese Muslim, oppressed Shias in his neighborhood. Isreal is in India now
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