Disputes Weaken Muslims

Disputes Weaken Muslims
Disputes Weaken Muslims

Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani says disputes among Muslims have weakened Islamic nations.     

Rafsanjani made the remarks during a meeting with Qatari Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais al-Marri in Tehran on Monday, IRNA reported.

He pointed to the chaotic situation in the Muslim world and said the current situation is due to "disputes" among Muslims.

He added that Muslims have "forgotten Islamic teachings, the principle of unity and the need to set aside religious disputes," he noted.       

Elsewhere, he referred to the history of bilateral ties between Tehran and Doha and said, "Since the Islamic Revolution (in 1979), state officials as well as the people of both nations have had close and amicable relations with each other," adding, "Expanding ties with neighboring Qatar is among the priorities of Iran's foreign policy."  

For his part, the Qatari official extended the good wishes of Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to Iranian officials and said, "Promoting two-way ties with Iran is among the top priorities of the Qatari emir, and we are aware that the two countries share greater similarities than points of disagreement."   

He expressed regret over the volatile situation in some Muslim countries and urged Ayatollah Rafsanjani, as a prominent politician, to throw his weight behind efforts meant to narrow differences among Muslims.