TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for using Takfiri terrorists as a tool to promote Islamophobia in the world to prevent the spread of Islamic Awakening.
“The arrogant system’s pursuit of the Islamophobia policy by creating and magnifying the savage acts of the terrorist Takfiri groups is the other side of the coin in its fight against the Islamic Awakening,” Shamkhani said, addressing a ceremony in Tehran on Monday.
And this, he said, happened while Islam is the religion of kindness and the Shiite and Sunni Muslims assume defending the values and promoting humane concepts as their responsibility.
Shamkhani also stressed Iran’s commitment to defending the unity and security of the Muslims world, and said, “Today, the correctness and success of Iran’s policies for controlling and fighting the goals of the arrogant powers has been proved to the world nations more than ever, and it’s been proved that Iran’s efforts to create security in the Muslim world are real, effective and without any religious affiliation.”
In relevant remarks in November, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei warned that the bullying powers were using every method and tool to spread Islamophobia among the world people.
“The world expansionist and bullying powers are highly concerned about the attraction of Islam’s freedom message and the danger posed to their interests and have used all instruments, specially art tools, to intimidate the entire world people from Islam,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Iranian Army cadets in Tehran.
He underlined that creation of armed groups under the name of Islam and Islamic State to massacre innocent people was another instance of enemies’ methods to promote Islamophobia.
“The message of the real Islam for humanity is the message of tranquility, honor and life along with security and safety, and ill-wishers do not want the nations to become familiar with this message,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
Many Iranian officials have warned on different occasions that the western powers are trying to spread Islamophobia throughout the world.
“Big and Western powers who are after their own interests in the region and seek to get their claws on the resources of Muslim countries, particularly in the oil and gas sectors, have always followed two ominous goals, namely to deepen divisions among Muslims and to spread Islamophobia in the world,” President Rouhani said, addressing the 27th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran in January.
The Iranian president reiterated the importance of improving the notion of “dialog and interaction” in the Muslim world, particularly in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Libya.
“The Iranian government and nation have made it clear to the world that they are after moderation by adopting a policy of balance and prudence,” Rouhani said.
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