Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi said that the United States was forced to exempt Iraq from its sanctions against Iran.
Press Shia Agency – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf’s al-Fatimiyah al-Kubra Husayniyah, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Sadruddin al-Qubanchi said that the United States was compelled to lift sanctions against Iran and said, “Just as the United States exempted eight countries from its sanctions on Iran, they must exempt Iraq as well. The Iraqi government and people aren’t willing to follow the cruel sanctions against Iran.”
The Iraqi Shi’ah welcomed the positions of new Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in support of the Popular Mobilization Forces and thanked him for not joining the United States in the sanctions on Iran.
He stated, “The stances and statements of Adil Abdul-Mahdi against the United States will lead to the dignity of Iraq.”
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi also thanked Luay al-Khatib, the Minister for Electricity, for failing to comply with an order by the United States not to buy electricity from Iran.
His Eminence condemned Bahrain’s normalization of relations with the Zionist regime and the Al Khalifah regime’s human rights abuses against the Bahraini people, saying, “Bahrain, while establishing a Research Centre for Peaceful Living with the membership of the Zionist regime, has condemned Hujjat al-Islam Ali Salman, the head of the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society and an advocate of human rights, to life imprisonment.”
He added that Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are seeking the normalization of relations with the Zionist regime, which considers Iran and Shi’ism a threat to themselves.
Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi stressed that we are confident that the Bahraini government will be overthrown soon.
In his sermon on religious issues, he congratulated the believers on the anniversary of the hijrah or migration of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Makkah to Madinah and on Laylat al-Mabit, the night on which they emigrated, and said, “The celebration of the visit by the ‘Commander of the Faithful,’ Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib on the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad was successfully held and three million pilgrims attended this ceremony.”
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