Iranian parliament speaker congratulates Christians on the birth of Jesus
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 24 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has sent a letter of congratulation to the heads of the legislatures Christian countries of the world, IRIB News reported.
Larijani made the remarks in a message to Christians, issued on Christmas Eve, in which he congratulated them on the birth of Jesus.
"I congratulate all world's Christians and my Christian countrymen," Larijani's message said.
Iran's parliamentary speaker also noted in his message that the international community should take appropriate legal measures against "extremists who insult the prophets".
He called on the Christians to pursue peace, friendship, and fighting against oppression.
"I consider the peaceful coexistence of religious minorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran with each other and with Muslims as a source of pride and note that, fortunately, religious minorities have representatives in the (Iranian) parliament," he added.