Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi criticized the international silence towards Saudi Arabia’s crimes in Yemen, saying that Saudi petrodollars have been given to international organizations, UN agencies, media companies and governments to bribe them into remaining silent over their murderous rampages and great crimes.
Speaking during his advanced jurisprudence class at Qom’s Masjid al-A’dham (Grand Mosque) on Monday, April 20, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi said that which is occurring in Yemen is nothing but a “lust for power” and we cannot allow it to occur.
The revered source of emulation stated that a number of Arab leaders are destroying a fellow Arab and Islamic country in the name of Islam and added that their aggression is clearly supported by the United States and Israel.
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi pointed out that Saudi warplanes have targeted more than 100 sites in Yemen and destroyed many parts of the already impoverished country. He expressed horror over the fact that such barbaric people live in the current era, adding that such people have been overtaken with a lust for power, and are working together to achieve their need for control.
“If these individuals had even an atom’s weight of human dignity and conscience in them, they would not enjoin such actions,” he explained.
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said the House of Saud is working on behalf of Israel and the US and emphasized that unfortunately the international community has been silent, as if they were dead, over what is happening in Yemen.
“If someone in a far corner of the world says one bad word about Israel, they make a big commotion about it, but they remain silent when a country is being destroyed!” he emphasized.
“This shows that no one can trust the international organizations. It is obvious that these organizations have been created to protect and serve their oppressive masters,” the source of emulation added.
The revered scholar stated that Saudi petrodollars have been given to international organizations, UN agencies, media companies and governments in an unprecedented plan to bribe them into remaining silent over their murderous rampages and great crimes.
He said that only a few Islamic countries have raised their honourable and moral voices over the ongoing Saudi assault, but the majority have remained silent.
Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi added that due to His justice, God Almighty will punish the oppressors and invaders and they will be humiliated.