Addressing several foreign ambassadors of Islamic countries to Tehran on Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei underscored that the bullying powers are seeking to sow discord among Muslims to cover up their own problems, Fars news reported.
The Supreme leader further underscored that the hegemonic powers are trying to create Shiiteophobia and Iranophobia to safeguard the Zionist regime.
As regards the reason behind the enemies' strategy, Imam Khamenei said, "One of the main objectives of the arrogance front to sow discord among Muslims is to cover up its problems and protect the occupying Zionist regime (Israel)."
Iran has always attached crucial importance to paving the way for the enhancement of interaction and cooperation among Muslim nations in a bid to strengthen Muslim unity throughout the world.
In June 2013, Ayatollah Khamenei asked Muslim nations to grow united against the arrogant powers, warning that gaps in the Muslim community will create an opportunity for the Zionist regime to implement its plots against them.
"Unity and companionship among Muslims is an urgent obligation,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in Tehran at the time.
He pointed out that massacre, bloodshed, blind terrorism and its related catastrophes as well as the opportunities created for the occupying Zionist regime are all outcomes of division and difference in the Islamic Ummah.
"Today is the day of test for the Muslims and Islamic states, and Muslim nations should be completely vigilant," the Iranian Supreme Leader cautioned.
Ayatollah Khamenei warned of the West's campaign against Islam and the Muslim world, and said the western enemies are showing their hostility towards Muslims very openly, "thus, the Islamic Ummah should reinvigorate its intrinsic ability and power factors, and one of the most important factors in this regard is unity, integration and focus on commonalities".
Ayatollah Khamenei also commented on the wrong and sketchy perceptions
of Islam and the holy Quran, saying that the lack of correct view about
Islam and deep understanding of Islamic teachings and Quranic principles
have led some people to oppress and slaughter Muslims and even abduct
girls in some African countries in the name of Islam.
In relevant remarks earlier in 2013, Ayatollah Khamenei warned Muslim nations about the plots hatched by the enemies to sow discord in the Islamic community.
Addressing a group of Iranian officials and the foreign participants of the 26th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran in February, Ayatollah Khamenei felicitated birthday of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and stated that unity among the Islamic community was the main mission of the Holy Prophet.
The Leader pointed to the wave of the Islamic awakening in the Muslim World, and reiterated that the world arrogance targeted the Islamic Awakening movements and aims to divide the Muslims pitting them against each other.
"Therefore, the main duty of the elites in the Muslim world is to help expose the enemies' plots and take serious efforts to materialize the motto of Islamic unity," the Leader underlined.