In a meeting with the Patriarch of Armenian Catholic Church, Iran's top judge has called recent French cartoons an insult to over 1.5 billion Muslims.
Expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for his firm position on abusive cartoons in the French magazine, Younesi said the move was not only an insult to Islam but to all divine prophets.
Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has addressed the young generations in Europe and North America.
The Supreme Leader has praised Iranian athletes for their spiritual resistance and insistence on promoting religious values during the sporting events.
The Iranian parliament (Majlis) speaker says those insulting the holy Prophet of Islam are playing with fire, as Muslims will surely react to any irreverence to their most respected figure.
President Rouhani has said that Iran condemns terror, violence and extremism under the pretext of defending religions and insults to religions in the name of defending freedom.
The protesters chanted ‘Islam will be victorious’ and carried placards in condemnation of the cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
A senior Iranian official has denounced sacrilegious cartoons published by French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, depicting Prophet Mohammad, saying the move has been orchestrated by the West.
Iran's foreign minister has stressed the need for respecting sanctities of all religions and cultures, saying that such respect makes it easier to have respectful relations.
The gathering between Shiite and Sunni scholars is aimed at having differences between the two sides discussed and settled.