Rohani: Iran against war, bloodshed among Muslims
Iran's President-elect Hassan Rohani says the country strongly disapproves of war and conflict among Muslims, and will try its best to help avert any such confrontation, Press TV reported.
"We are against war and bloodshed among Muslims anywhere in the world, [be it] in the holy month of Ramadan or any other month," Rohani told Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki over the phone on Saturday.
The Tunisian president had called Rohani to congratulate him on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan as well as his election as Iran's president while seeking Iran's assistance in helping establish a ceasefire in Syria during Ramadan.
"All Islamic countries should try to prevent war, confrontation and bloodshed among Muslims, and Iran, too, will spare no effort in that regard," Rohani underscored.
Referring to the situation in Egypt, Rohani expressed hope the developments in the North African country will play out in such a way that will serve the interests of the Egyptian people.
"Whatever decision is made by the Egyptian people is (should be) respected by all," the Iranian president-elect further said.
For his part, the Tunisian president said his country was unhappy with the conflicts and bloodshed in Egypt, and would try to work in tandem with others to help restore tranquility to Egypt and the other Islamic countries gripped by unrest.
Also during his phone conversation, Rohani expressed satisfaction over the growing trend of Iran-Tunisia relations on bilateral, regional and international fronts.
In the eyes of Iran, the president-elect said, the sky is the limit when it comes to promotion of ties with Tunisia, adding his administration will work toward that end.
The Tunisian president, for his part, expressed hope he would meet Rohani in the near future to set the stage for closer cooperation between the two nations.