Iran’s president, Qatar’s Emir discuss regional developments

Tehran, Oct 4, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need to combat terrorism through measures taken by regional states and to prevent further bloodshed in Muslim countries.
“We must try to stop bloodshed among Muslims, particularly in specific occasions such as sacred months” in which fighting is traditionally forbidden, President Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Friday evening.

Four of the twelve Hijri months are considered sacred (Muharram, Rajab, Dhū al-Qa’da and Dhū al-Ḥijja).

The two leaders then discussed the latest regional developments, massacre of innocent people by terrorist groups in particular and expressed hope that bloodshed would cease and security restored to the region.

President Rouhani felicitated Eid al-Adha to the government and people of Qatar calling on rulers and officials of the regional states to cooperate on combating terrorist groups through a coordinated move.

“While fighting terrorism,” said the President, “It is necessary to respect national sovereignty of all countries.”

“Taking any move in a country without making necessary coordination with its government will only add to regional insecurity,” said the Iranian President.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Qatar stressed that the region is facing serious problems which should be settled through wisdom and prudence.

“These problems have nothing to do with being a Sunni or Shiite Muslim, as both sects are affected by the vicious phenomenon of terrorism,” Tamim said.

The Qatari Emir also felicitated the Iranian President and nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Adha, also called the Feast of the Sacrifice, is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his promised son.



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