Tajikistan's Top Clerical Body Says Iran Is Fueling Extremism in Central Asian Country

(Middle East Institute) Ahmad Majidyar - The Council of Ulemmas of Tajikistan, an association of the country's religious leaders, accused Tehran of attempts to destabilize the Central Asian country. "Iran participated in destabilization of the situation in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and now it wants to disturb peace in Tajikistan using provocateurs," a statement of the council said. According to members of the council, Iran provides funding for Muhiddin Kabiri, head of the Party of Islamic Renaissance, a group designated as a terrorist entity by the Tajik government. Tajik protesters recently claimed the Iranian government aids extremist groups in Tajikistan and plots the assassination of secular personalities.

2018-05-29 00:00:00

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