Leader: Iran after friendly ties with Muslim, neighboring countries

Tehran, Jan 9, IRNA – Establishment and maintaining of friendly ties with Muslim, neighboring and regional countries is a top priority in Iranian foreign policy, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameneie said here Friday.

‘Some regional countries have based their foreign policies on observing enmity against Iran, but that is a big mistake and is contradictory to the rule of sound mind and rationalism, but establishment of friendly ties with Muslim and neighboring countries is the basis for the Iranian foreign policy,’ said the leader on the auspicious birth anniversary of the Prophet of Islam (S).

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution added that only being side by side each other of the Muslim nations is enough to give the Islamic world and the Muslim Ummah a respectable personality, setting example of the millions’ strong march in this year’s anniversary of 40th day after martyrdom of Imam Hussain (Arbain) which ‘turned into a grand movement and gained great international coverage.’

The hands involved in sowing the seeds of discord among the Shia and Sunni Muslims are tied with the intelligence services of the enemies of Islam, said the leader in a meeting with Iranian officials, people, and guests of the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference.

‘Neither the Shia Muslims allied with the British MI6 are Shias, nor the Sunni mercenaries of the American CIA are Sunnis, as they are both anti-Islamic (mercenaries),’ added Ayatollah Khamenei.

The Leader further focusing on the Arbain march of this year, said that it was an amazing event that the enemies of Islam and the Infallible Household of the Prophet (S) had assumed had been blocked for good.

Ayatollah Khamenei meanwhile appreciated the Iraqi government, nation, and tribes for their selfless services offered to the Arabin mourners this year.



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