Iranian envoy: differences among regional states to benefit enemies

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Mohammad Fathali warned that differences among the countries of the region will benefit the enemies.

Iran has always wanted brotherly and normal relations, based on mutual respect, among the regional states, Fathali told reporters after a meeting with Grand Sheikh Ahmad Qiblan, Jafari Mufti of Lebanon on Wednesday.

“We believe any difference among the regional countries will serve the interest of foreign sides,” he said.

Fathali also said that that Iran and Saudi Arabia have continuous consultations and are trying to solve their differences.

In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed that strengthening unity among the Muslim states is the prioritized policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“Islamic unity which is the basic slogan of the Islamic Republic means that the Islamic Ummah shouldn’t practice hostility towards each other, but should support each other in (dealing with) important global issues,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iranian Hajj officials in Tehran.

He described unity and brotherhood among Muslims as one of the pillars of Islam, and emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran would never compromise this issue.

Ayatollah Khamenei cautioned that enemies have attempted to block Iran’s policy of strengthening Muslim unity through efforts to “build a wall between Iran and the Muslim world”, and said all people are responsible for destroying this wall and Hajj rituals are the best opportunity to this end.

He also referred to the enemies’ propaganda and lies about Shiism as another method used for separating Iran from the Muslim world, and said writing books is not enough to remove these ambiguities and the minds of people who have been influenced by such lies and propaganda should be changed by the help of different communication methods.

By Fars News Agency

 

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