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Ali Khamenei urges to support muslims in Kashmir as indian premier visits Israel

Wed, 05.07.2017 10:42



For the second time in a week, Iran's 'supreme leader' Ayatollah Khamenei made comments about Kashmir, urging support for its "oppressed Muslims", reported the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). 

Khamenei's timing is noteworthy, as his comments came in the run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Israel, which is no friend of Iran's. Further, with India and Iran squabbling over a gas field, and India's tilt toward Riyadh, Indo-Iran ties are suddenly not looking too high on New Delhi's agenda . 

In 2010, when Khamenei spoke of Kashmir, India summoned the then acting Iranian Ambassador to register its protest. So far, there has been no statement from New Delhi on Khamenei's latest comments. Khamenei on Monday urged Iran's judiciary to "express its firm support or opposition" on several Muslim-related issues including "oppressed personalities like (Nigerian Shiite leader) Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky or Muslims of Myanmar and Kashmir" 

Source: India Times

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