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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 15:18 - 07 February 2015
Tehran, YJC. The Iranian FM has warned against the rising Islamophobia as the aftermath of the January 7 attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said "the quite unsettling and pervasive manifestations of Islamophobia” are on increase.

His remarks came in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday.

The Iranian foreign minister asserted that Muslims around the world condemn in clear and unequivocal terms the unjustifiable killings by members of an infamous, violent and extremist group.

He added that such senseless resorts to violence has no place in Islam and its exalted teachings and are not acceptable to Muslims, but that the ones who seek to spread Islamophobia are trying to portray a different image of the religion.

"The topic for us, in the Islamic Republic, and in the larger Muslim world, is the double-standards when it comes to the question of the proclaimed defense of the universally respected principle of the freedom of expression,” he observed.

He expressed grave concern over the frequent desecration of Islamic sanctities by Western political quarters and media, while, as he added, any material considered as anti-Semitic in Western media is forbidden and punishable.

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