Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Addressing the ninth Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union's meeting in Tehran, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani called for an end to threats against Muslim nations.
"The Islamic world is under unprecedented international pressure and threats," he said, adding that the situation will in the long run affect all Muslims unless they deal with it quickly.
"Threats are an attempt to hamper our progress," he said.
The Iranian president also noted that Muslims are facing major challenges, and stressed the importance of unity among Muslim nations.
"Threats are multifaceted and will target any of us at different junctures," he explained.
Iranian president also referred to the plight of Syrian refugees and the Israeli aggression on Palestinians saying that the Islamic world needs unity and coherences to tackle these challenges.
"Killing of innocent people is climax of terrorism and is condemned" he said.
"The Zionist regime benefits more than anyone from current crisis," he emphasized.
He went on to note that it is not befitting of Muslims to have non-Muslims find solution to their crises.
The ninth Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union's meeting opened in Tehran on Feb 18.
Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani addressed the opening session while taking over the rotational presidency of the Islamic Inter-parliamentary Union for a year.
Over 30 parliamentary speakers and 50 delegations are taking part in the meetings.
Fighting extremism, challenges to democracy in Islamic nations, technical and scientific cooperation as well as the issue of Palestine are the main topics of discussion.
Edited by C.N.