With tensions rising in Iran’s volatile Sunni-dominated Sistan-Baluchistan, a
leading Sunni cleric called on Tehran on Saturday to give greater religious
freedom and political acknowledgement to the Islamic Republic’s Sunni
“The question is why [Sunnis] cannot be minister,
vice-minister, ambassador and governor? It is our legal right to be acknowledged
and participate in the fate of our country,” Molavi Abdol-Hameed said, according
to Sunni Online, an Iranian Sunni news outlet.