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Supreme Leader expresses grief at desecration of shrines in Samarra

IRNA

Tehran, Dec 2, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution 
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday expressed grief at desecration
of holy shrines of Imam Hadi (AS) and Imam Hassan Asgari (AS) in 
Samarra, Iraq by the US troops. 
Issuing a statement, the Supreme Leader expressed condolence to 
the Lord of the Time, Imam Mahdi (May God Hasten His Reappearance) 
and the entire Muslims on the savage attack of the US occupying forces
against the shines of the 10th and 11th Imams of the Muslims, killing 
over 50 men, women and children and wounding a large number of 
civilians in Samarra. 
"The brutal and arrogant occupiers showed once again that they 
respect none of the religious sanctities and embarked on a 
military show-down in dealing with the Iraqi people. The arrogant and 
ignorant officials of the United States think that they can force the 
Iraqi people with weapons and bullet to surrender. This wrong 
mentality will lead the occupying forces to despair and humiliation," 
the Supreme Leader said. 
"I extend my condolence to Imam Mahdi (AS), the entire Muslims, 
especially the Iraqi people, and the theological centers and pray to 
Almighty God to bestow victory upon the Muslims to end occupation," 
The Supreme Leader said. 
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