Sunni preacher: Iran executions of Sunnis might inflame Gulf area

Orient Net - Arabi 21 | 2016-08-07 09:07 Damascuss

Executions in Iran
A prominent Sunni preacher in Iran said on Sunday that executing Sunni Muslims by the Iranian regime, last week, might inflame sectarian tensions in the Gulf area, while Tehran said that it is only taking a strict attitude against terrorism supported by foreign sides.

Iran executed about twenty Sunni Kurds who were accused of carrying out attacks on security forces. There were no public trial for them, however. A law group said that convictions might have been based on forced confessions.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein , UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said on Friday that “loose and very ambiguous criminal accusations” have led to “clear injustice,” while Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed surprise about his comments.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran always takes strict political procedures against regional terrorist groups supported by foreign states,” IRNA cited the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Ghasemi, as saying.

Mevlevi Abdulhamid, a prominent Iranian Sunni preacher, said that the executions lacked “consideration and tolerance” as Iran and the region are both suffering from extremism.