Terror, Sectarianism Main Muslim Woes

Terror, Sectarianism Main Muslim WoesTerror, Sectarianism Main Muslim Woes

President Hassan Rouhani said terrorism as well as sectarian and ethnic rifts are the main issues afflicting the Muslim world, blaming some world powers for creating and spreading such divisions.

“[These] powers are not interested in unity and brotherly [ties] among Muslims, because if such unity and brotherhood are promoted, Muslim countries will undoubtedly be able to solve their problems without the involvement of others,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Monday, Press TV reported.

He noted that Iran-Pakistan cooperation could prepare the ground for reinforcing unity among Muslim countries.

“Our goal is to strengthen relationships among Muslim countries and there is no doubt that differences among Muslim countries can be settled through dialogue,” he said.

Rouhani also welcomed expansion of defense and military cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad to boost regional stability and security.

The Pakistani military chief commended longstanding mutual relations and said his country is keen to improve defense and military ties with Iran in parallel with political and economic cooperation.


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