Hurriyat (M) chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday thanked the supreme leader of Iran Ayotallah Ali Khamenei for calling on Muslim Ummah to support the freedom struggle in Kashmir.
Khamenei on Monday called the cause of Palestine a major issue of the Islamic world and also urged Muslims to support the "people of Bahrain, Kashmir and Yemen".
He made the remarks in an address to a gathering of Iranians in the capital Tehran, reported Xinhua news agency.
"Welcome & appreciate the statement of @khamenei_ir calling on the Muslim world to support the just freedom struggle of the people of #Kashmir," said Mirwaiz, in a tweet.
"It is after a long time that the religious head of Iran openly supported Kashmir cause and condemned the state violence on Kashmiris in Ramadhan," Mirwaiz told Greater Kashmir.
He thanked the Khamenei for his stance.