Iran Urges United Front Against Terror

Iran Urges United Front Against Terror

Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic supported maintaining amicable relations and good ties with all nations.

He also opposed all types of violence and terrorism through his speeches, messages and works.

The great Imam has had well command over several Islamic fields and promoted unity and solidarity among all Muslim sects and the followers of divine religions.

Imam Khomeini also established a comprehensive Islamic-democratic system following the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. He is admired by millions of devotees due to promoting merciful image of the divine religion of Islam and his works are becoming increasingly popular in various parts of the world. 

In the following weekly topic, we discuss how Iran is undertaking serious efforts to enhance ties with Muslim nations and entire international community.

Iran gives great importance to maintaining and enhancing ties with Indonesia, a country with largest Muslim population. 

Iranian president has called on the Muslim countries to get united and close ranks in the face of rising terrorist threats by the Takfiri terrorist and extrimist groups

President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with visiting Indonesian foreign minister, Retno Marsudi, on Wednesday. The president further voiced regret that some Muslim countries have been gripped by terrorism and extremism.

“For fighting terrorism, we don't have to wait for others as Muslim countries enjoy enough power and options tor clearing the [Middle East] region from terrorists.” 

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Iranian president also called for enhanced ties with Indonesia, emphasizing that Iran is ready to expand ties with Jakarta in all fields of interest.

Rouhani also appreciated special efforts made by Indonesian President Joko Widodo for promoting dialogue and boosting unity in the Muslim world. Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim nation. 

The Indonesian foreign minister praised the current level and state of ties between the two nations.  

Marsudi said that the two sides will certainly enjoy broader ties in the future. She also added that Iran-Indonesia unity would help strengthen stability and peace and in the region.

Before her trip to Tehran, Marsudi discussed the current diplomatic rift between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a phone conversation with the European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. 

According to a statement released by Mogherini’s office, the two diplomats agreed “to continue cooperating on future initiatives that could help appease the situation.” 

Saudi Arabia on January 3 severed diplomatic ties with Iran after its diplomatic posts in two Iranian cities of Tehran and Mashhad were attacked in protest to the kingdom’s execution of the top Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.

Senior Iranian officials have emphasized that they will not allow Saudi Arabia’s provocations to adversely affect ongoing efforts aimed at resolving the crisis in Syria and Yemen. 

In a separate development, Iran has strongly denounced the recent series of deadly blast that struck the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, 

Tehran has said that the perpetrators of the “inhumane” act must be brought to justice.

On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari voiced sympathy with the families of the victims.

The foreign ministry also expressed sympathy with the Indonesian government and nation in general, expressing hope that such terror attacks would not hamper Indonesians’ will to promote Islam. “Such terrorist acts, in a country where restraint and moderation are the defining characteristics of its people and has always been one of the frontrunners in the United Nations peacekeeping missions in the world, once again proved that terrorism and extremism have no boundary.” 

Jaberi Ansari insisted that Iran stands by the Indonesian nation and administration in combating terrorism.

The spokesman further urged a tough response to the perpetrators and supporters of acts of terrorism

The senior diplomat also heighted the need for a united and global fight against the ominous phenomenon.

Earlier on Thursday, the Indonesian capital was hit by a string of explosions and a gunfight at a major shopping and business district near foreign embassies and the United Nations offices. At least seven people, including four attackers were killed in Thursday’s incidents.

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