Araqchi: Iran Favours Solidarity among Muslim Nations

Abbas Araqchi, the Foreign Ministry Deputy for Legal and International Affairs, said Iran favours solidarity among Islamic countries, and urged these countries to confront any move which could tarnish unity.

He made the remarks while talking to IRNA on the sidelines of the two-day expert meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

He said that the experts participating in the event extensively discussed such issues as situation in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, as well as topics relating to Muslim minorities across the world.

According to the official, the meeting will also focus on ways of enhancing unity and Islamic solidarity, reconciliation within the Islamic world and finding ways to remove disagreements as well as a number of economic and cultural issues.

Araqchi said the OIC meeting will also produce a separate statement on Palestine which is to be offered to the foreign ministerial meeting.

Stressing the need for bolstering Islamic solidarity, the foreign ministry official stressed that Iran supported moves within the organization to foster unity and rejected attempts by some member states to turn issues between two countries into the main for the organization.

Saying that the Israeli government is the main threat and biggest enemy to the Islamic world, he said the experts also reviewed the topic of terrorism, extremism and Takfiri movements inside the Islamic world.

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