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Iran to call for Muslim unity at OIC summit in Mecca

Iran Materials 13 August 2012 09:56
Iran will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to be held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to discuss major issues in the Muslim world, an official at the Iranian Presidential Office said.
Iran to call for Muslim unity at OIC summit in Mecca

Iran will attend the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) scheduled to be held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to discuss major issues in the Muslim world, an official at the Iranian Presidential Office said, Press TV reported.

"Iran will take part at the Mecca summit with full preparation to review the Muslim world's issues, work for unity and unanimity [among Muslim countries] and foil the plots hatched against the world of Islam," Mohammadreza Forqani, the director general for international affairs at the Presidential Office, told IRNA on Sunday.

He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the key countries of the OIC and has active participation in the organization at all levels.

IRNA reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has already left for Saudi Arabia to attend the summit.

"The trip is made on an invitation by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz," Forqani stated.

The Saudi king has called for an emergency Islamic summit of the OIC in Mecca to address major issues facing the Muslim world and the latest developments in the region.

The summit will be held in the presence of top officials from Muslim countries in Mecca on August 14 and 15.

The Jeddah-based OIC is the world's largest Islamic body, with 57 members.

Edited by: S. Isayev

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