Larijani urges Muslims to unite against foreign interference
Press TV – (Feb 21, 2013) Iran’s Majlis speaker Ali Larijani has called on Muslim countries to form a united front against foreign interventions in the region.
“The ongoing sensitive developments in the region necessitate that Muslim countries, with more cooperation and convergence, counter the current challenges caused by the interference of foreign powers in the region,” Larijani said on Wednesday.
He made the remarks in a meeting with the visiting president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Algerian National Assembly, Belgasem Belabbas.
Larijani pointed to the ongoing unrest in Syria and said, “Regarding Syria’s position in the resistance front, creating a crisis [in the Arab country] by sending arms and terrorists serves the interests of the Zionist regime [Israel].”
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.
The Syrian government has said that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and that a very large number of the militants operating in the country are foreign nationals.
The Iranian parliament speaker further said that sowing the seeds of discord within the Muslim world is among the strategic policies pursued by the world powers, adding that most of the current disputes among Muslims are not natural but are caused by the arrogant powers.
Larijani praised the political and parliamentary cooperation between Iran and Algeria and called for the enhancement of business transactions between the two countries.Belgasem Belabbas, for his part, underlined the necessity for unity among Muslim countries and called for the expansion of economic and trade ties between Tehran and Algiers.