Azerbaijani religious leader praises Iran for defending world Muslims
The Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade lauded the Islamic Republic of Iran for hosting the 5th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada, and described Iran as a pioneering country in defending the rights of the worldwide Muslims.
"The successful holding of the Tehran conference under the current conditions plays an important role in the materialization of the Palestinian people's rights," Pashazade said in a meeting with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Sunday, Fars news agency reported.
Elsewhere, he described Islam as a major, and rather the most important, commonality of the Iranian and Azerbaijani nations, and said the two countries enjoy very profound and brotherly relations.
The 5th International Conference on the Palestinian Intifada kicked off work in Tehran on Saturday with parliamentary delegations and political figures, elites and intellectuals and many state officials from Muslim and non-Muslim countries in attendance.