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Iran’s new ambassadors to Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belarus, Armenia, Serbia, South Africa, Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Mauritania and Croatia met with President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday before starting their missions.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has highlighted the country’s consultations with the Nigerian government over the conditions of top Shiite cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed happiness with the visit of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and his wife to India for treatment, wishing him health and speedy recovery.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed deep concern over the recent unrest and clashes in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
Iran’s Prosecutor General has called on the Nigerian government to release top Shiite cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky and send him to the Islamic Republic of Iran for treatment.
Following arrangements made between the Nigerian government and the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife are set to be released soon for medical treatment abroad, an informed source told the Iran Front Page.
Iran’s ambassador to Nigeria says good measures have been adopted so far to pave the way for the release of the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky and his wife, who have been held in jail since 2015.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has welcomed the Nigerian government’s “positive” move to permit a medical team to visit and examine Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, the leader of Nigeria’s Shiite community, and his wife.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered congratulations to Senegal and Nigeria on holding their presidential elections successfully.
Iran has strongly denounced the recent deadly incident in Nigeria in which several Shiite mourners were killed by security forces.
The new ambassadors of four European countries and one African state separately met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday.
Iran lost a great revolutionary figure and the Muslim world an astute politician, said the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter to his Iranian counterpart on death of Iran’s ex-president Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Nigerian Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development Abubakar Bawa Bwari called for closer ties with Iran in various areas of mining industry.
Iran has communicated to Nigeria its serious concern about the continued detention and dire health condition of a leading Nigerian Shia leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in Nigeria as part of his tour of Africa, reiterated Tehran’s continued support for the government of the African nation in its fight against terrorist groups.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is in the Nigerian capital of Abuja, voiced Tehran’s preparedness to help the west African nation in its fight against terrorism as well as its efforts to improve its economic structure.
An Iranian official says an upcoming visit by the Iranian Foreign Minister to Africa will be a different one compared with the previous ones given the positive atmosphere created after the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as JCPOA.
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said killing innocent Shiites in a country that has about 15 million Shiites and an apparent Muslim government is a painful crime against Islam.
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