TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian vice-president said the country treats people of different religions with respect.
“In Iran, the rights of all religions are held in high regard,” Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh said in a meeting with Meng Jianzhu, a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, held in Tehran on Saturday.
She also noted that the prevailing spirit in Iran is rejection of extremism and violence, making a reference to the Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s proposal for the fights against those threats in the world.
On December 18, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Rouhani’s WAVE (World Against Violence and Extremism) proposal, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.
Back on Friday, Armenia’s ambassador to Tehran had also dismissed Western media outlets’ propaganda on alleged discrimination against religious minorities in Iran, and hailed the Islamic Republic for creating ideal conditions for Armenian Christians.
“The Armenians residing in Iran are offered tremendous possibilities for maintaining their national identity,” Grigor Arakelian said, noting, “Presence of two (Armenian) legislators in the Iranian parliament signifies that Armenians enjoy really good conditions in Iran and get great respect from the Muslim brothers.”
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