Speaking to reporters upon arrival in the northwestern city of Urmia, West Azerbaijan province on Saturday morning, Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani asserted that the issue of unity is seen as one of the main tenets of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Iran is determined to remain committed to seeking unity "regardless of the fact others in the region may sometimes have not a solid view on the subject. But this will not change Iran’s attitude,” the official noted.
He further praised a long history of peaceful coexistence among diverse sects, religions and denominations in West Azarbaijan "in the light of Islam”.
The Majlis speaker then blamed "foreign trends” for attempting to disrupt peaceful coexistence across the Middle East in recent decades, reiterating that the Islamic Republic focuses on unity as the cornerstone.
Also on Friday, Iran's Supreme Leader ayatollah Ali Khamenei renewed his call for unity among Muslim nations, and reiterated that focusing on the interest of the Islamic nation is sure to consequently benefit each of the Muslim nations.