Iran Calls For International Cooperation to Counter Islamophobia

Iran has called on the international community to accelerate efforts to counter growing religious and racial discrimination as well as Islamophobia in the world through legal measures.

“The time has come for the international community to condemn this phenomenon and take the necessary measures to fight Islamophobia,” Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht Ravanchi said.

In his remarks during the 43rd session of the UN’s Committee on Information, Ravanchi said some Western anti-Islam media outlets are trying to create “an atmosphere of hatemongering” around Islam and Muslims across the world.

Ravanchi also blamed some western political figures for their anti-Islamic rhetoric, urging them to restrain from inflammatory remarks which are hurting the sentiment of Muslims.

Ravanchi also spoke about the Palestinian situation and called on the United Nations to take necessary measures to raise international awareness regarding the negative consequences of the occupation of Palestinian lands. 

Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani on Monday also called on the Muslim states to unite in order to deal with the alleged spread of Islamophobia and terrorism.

Ashtiani told the Muslim countries to unite with greater amity and solidarity in a bid to thwart any plots and conspiracies designed by the enemies of Islamic nations. 


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