Press Shia Agency – The representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran, Syria and all Muslims around the world are ready to stand against deviant doctrines and extremist movements.”
Press Shia Agency – Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Abolfazl Tabatabaei-Ashkezari met with Ignatius Aphrem II , the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, on Wednesday, January 17 in the city of Damascus.
During the meeting, the Iranian cleric asserted, “Such interfaith meetings strengthen unity among followers of different religions and promote cultural interactions among them.”
Hujjat al-Islam Tabatabaei-Ashkezari added, “Syria has long hosted scholars and followers of different faiths in which they live together in peace and harmony.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran, Syria and all Muslims around the world are ready to stand against deviant doctrines and extremist movements in order to preserve genuine religious thoughts,” he added.
The representative of the Supreme Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in Syria further added, “Together we must stand united to fight Takfiri terrorists who insulted Muslim and Christian sanctities in Syria.”
Pointing out the good historic relationship between Christians and Muslims in Syria, Hujjat al-Islam Tabatabaei-Ashkezari urged promoting such friendly ties in future.
“One of the common issues between Muslims and Christians is their stance on the issue of Palestine and our support for the liberation of the al-Aqsa mosque.
Hujjat al-Islam Tabatabaei-Ashkezari concluded, “We hope that Jerusalem al-Quds will be liberated by the hands of Muslims, Christians and followers of monotheistic religions worldwide.”