RNA – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the Iraqi city of Najaf’s Fatimah al-Kubra Husayniyah, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Sadruddin al-Qubanchi welcomed the news of the visit to Iraq by the Emir of Kuwait, Jabir al-Ahmad al-Sabah, and said, “This visit will deepen the friendly relations between the two neighbouring countries.”
The Iraqi Shi’ah scholar appreciated the Emir of Kuwait’s plans for distancing the Middle East from the spectre of war, saying, “Moderation in the region means standing up against the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran and declaring their exoneration from them, and also, Iraq never rises up in hostility against Muslim governments and people.”
Referring to the threats by the United States to impose sanctions on Iraq, Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi said, “Iraq isn’t a lactating cow and can’t cut off its ties with neighbouring countries with which it has historical, cultural and border commonalities. The United States can’t bring Iraq to its knees because the people follow the culture of Imam al-Husayn.”
Referring to a report by the United Nations against the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad ibn Salman, in regard to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoqji and the attacks by Ansarullah on Saudi military bases and said, “The voice of the overthrow of the Saudi government and the isolation of Saudi foreign policy has been heard.”
His Eminence referred to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s attempt to bring down the United States’ spy drone and said, “Iran has proven its power in response to any aggression by the enemies and this recent action represents the military power, authority and will of the country. Authority, will and reliance on God Almighty were the three main factors behind the victory in the defeat of the American intelligence operation against Iran.”
In his sermon on religious issues, Hujjat al-Islam al-Qubanchi commemorated the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hamzah ibn Abdul-Muttalib, the uncle of the Prophet Muhammad.
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