Khamenei’s tweet warns of ‘war in Muslim world’

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

DUBAI: A Twitter account Iran experts believe is run by the office of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in comments apparently inspired by Iraq’s turmoil, accused Sunni militants on Thursday of wanting to bring about a war in the Muslim world.

A message posted in English on the Twitter account @khamenei_ir said the Sunni militants wanted to foment distrust between Sunnis and Shiites, a goal they shared with “arrogant” powers — normally an Iranian euphemism for the United States and its Western and Israeli allies.

The message referred to “takfiri” militants.

“Muslims should be aware of Takfiris and arrogant’s common goal to create a war in Muslim world — both Shias and Sunnis should be vigilant,” it said.

“The great danger of the Takfiris is not about killing innocents, although that’s a crime, a big crime.

“Yet greater danger of Takfiris is to make Shias and Sunnis distrust one another; this is a really great danger that fulfills goal of the arrogant.”

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