TEHRAN, (SANA)_Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council, Ali Larijani, denounced desecrating religious holy places, mainly destroying the tomb of the Prophet Companion, Hujr Bin Oudai, by takfiri groups in Syria.
In a statement on Saturday, Larijani urged the UN and UNESCO to adopt prompt measures to stop the destruction of Islamic religious and cultural sites.
Larijani also called Muslim scholars and clergymen to express condemnation of the crime, indicating that such acts reveal the perpetrators' detachment from Islam.
Salehi Calls on International Organizations to Condemn Destroying of Hujr Bin Oudai Tomb
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi sent three separate letters to the UN Secretary-General, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the UNESCO Director General, in which he called on international organizations to condemn the destroying of Hujr Bin Oudai's tomb.
In the letters, Salehi condemned this inhumane and immortal act committed by terrorist groups, warning that such acts cause strife and escalate sectarian conflict, calling on international organizations to work to preserve all religions' sacred sites.
Abdollahian: Perpetrators Will Be Sorry
Earlier, IRNA quoted Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs,Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on Saturday as asserting that those who are behind this inhumane act would receive a respond that would make them feel very sorry for their deed."
He said " Terrorists who carried out this crime are agents of the Zionist entity," stressing that "Those terrorists had already resorted to similar criminal acts inside the holy sites of the Muslims within the occupied Palestine."
For his part, the Iranian scholar, Naser Makarem Shirazi, condemned the destruction of the tomb.
''Shame will engulf those who support the terrorist groups, especially the officials in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the US and the Zionist entity,'' he added.
The takfiri terrorist groups targeted on Thursday the tomb of the Prophet Companion, Hujr ibn Adi, in Adra area, Damascus countryside.
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