Extremist groups have been created to show violent face of Islam, head of the Inspection Office of the Supreme Leader said on Monday.
Ali Akbar Nateq-Nouri made the remarks in a ceremony held to commemorate the 26th anniversary of demise of the late Imam Khomeini, the Founder of the Islamic Republic and Father of the Islamic Revolution.
US and Zionist regime have created terrorist groups to show a violent face of Islam and they intend to sow discord among Muslims, the official added.
He noted that Islamic Republic has been always under pressure by Zionists and US because of its support for Palestine ideals.
Iran would continue its support for the oppressed people of Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine, Nateq-Nouri underlined.
Iran's Ambassador to India Gholamreza Ansari, during his speech in the ceremony urged solidarity among all sects of Islam.