Iran Supreme Leader addresses Western youth over terrorism
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 29
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has addressed Western youth through a letter criticizing the Western governments for adopting "double-standards" in fight against terrorism, the Supreme Leader's official website reported Nov. 29.
He expressed his sadness over the recent terror attack in Paris and said anyone who has benefited from affection and humanity is affected and disturbed by witnessing these scenes- whether it occurs in France or in Palestine or Iraq or Lebanon or Syria.
"It is correct that today terrorism is our common worry," the leader's letter read.
Saying that the Islamic world has been the victim of terror and brutality, he accused the USA of backing terrorism.
"Unfortunately this violence has been supported by certain great powers through various methods and effective means," he said.
"Today, there are very few people who are uninformed about the role of the United States of America in creating, nurturing and arming al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their inauspicious successors,' he added.
He further criticized the West and international organizations over Israel's policies toward Palestinians.
"Israel - without ever being seriously and significantly censured by its influential allies or even by the so-called independent international organizations- everyday demolishes the homes of Palestinians and destroys their orchards and farms."
The leader accused the Western leaders for adopting "double-standards" in fight against terrorism.
"Until double-standards dominate western policies, until terrorism- in the view of its powerful supporters- is divided into 'good' and 'bad' types, and until governmental interests are given precedence over human values and ethics, the roots of violence should not be searched for in other places."
He called on the youth to lay the foundations for a correct and honorable interaction with the Islamic world based on correct understanding and deep insight.