Iran FM: Unity among Muslim nations necessary to fight extremism

  May 01, 2022   News ID 6572
Iran FM: Unity among Muslim nations necessary to fight extremism
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says strengthening of unity among Muslim countries is a necessary step to fight extremism.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS: Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a Saturday phone call with his Bruneian counterpart, Dato Erywan Pehin Yusof, saying the Islamic Republic welcomes further expansion of relations with Brunei.

The Iranian top diplomat addressed the issue of the deadly violence used by the Israeli regime against Palestinians throughout the occupied territories, which has taken turn for the worse since the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, condemning the regime's brutality.

The Iranian minister, however, asserted that Muslim nations' monumental demonstrations on the occasion of the International Quds Day on Friday, indicated that the Palestinian cause of freedom from Israeli aggression and occupation as well as resistance for the liberation of the holy city of al-Quds, were still alive.

Amir-Abdollahian underscored the significance of boosting cooperation between Iran and Muslim, friendly, and Asian countries, noting that it was among the main priorities of the current Iranian administration's foreign policy.

He expressed gratitude for Brunei's "positive stances" across international bodies, urging the two countries' technical committee to meet.

Iran's top diplomat also emphasized the need for enhancement of bilateral technical, commercial, scientific, and economic relations between Tehran and Bandar Seri Begawan.

For his part, the Bruneian official denounced the Israeli regime's atrocities, saying his country backed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold a meeting to discuss the dire situation across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Iran urges more security measures to protect its missions in Afghanistan

Separately, the Iranian top diplomat held another telephone conversation with Amir Khan Muttaqi, the acting Afghan government's foreign minister, expressing concern about possible threats posed to Iran's diplomatic mission in the country.

Iran's foreign minister urged the acting Taliban government in Afghanistan to protect Iranian embassy and its consulate generals in the Afghan cities of Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Qandahar, and Jalalabad.

Amir-Abdollahian also condoled with the Afghan people over the Friday deadly bombing, which killed at least 50 people at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

The Taliban official described the countries' ties with Iran as important, saying that the two countries' enemies are trying to sabotage bilateral relations between Tehran and Kabul.

Muttaqi then assured the Iranian foreign minister, saying that Afghanistan's security forces will try their utmost to ensure security of Iranian diplomatic missions across the country.