ME Situation Demands Islamic Cohesion

ME Situation Demands Islamic Cohesion  ME Situation Demands Islamic Cohesion

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned against plots hatched by the enemies of Islam, saying that in view of the current critical situation in the Middle East, Muslim countries should adopt a workable strategy to forge unity against the plots.

Speaking at a gathering of ambassadors of Muslim nations in Tehran on Wednesday evening on the occasion of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Larijani described problems currently facing the Muslim world as "painful" for the Islamic Ummah, saying crises in the region have largely increased over the past decades, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He emphasized that the Israeli regime benefits most from regional discord, including emergence of terrorist groups in the strategic region and disunity and chasm among Muslims.

  Covert Agendas

The senior parliamentarian said some countries are also pursuing their covert agenda by sowing discord among Sunni and Shia Muslims. He did not name names .

"Islamic countries should follow a strategy to enhance harmony and unity and avoid creating problems and sectarian dispute," Larijani stressed.

Parts of the Middle East and the Muslim world have been plagued by bloody conflict, violence and terrorism in recent years, namely Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Egypt Tunisia and Afghanistan.

Countries like Iraq and Syria have been gripped by insurgency and terrorism, while Yemen is suffering from an aggression imposed by a Saudi-led coalition.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt and Lebanon, meanwhile, have been facing internal discord and a surge in terrorist activities, namely by the so-called Islamic State, aka Daesh and ISIS.