Muslim Fraternity Pivotal Policy

Muslim Fraternity Pivotal PolicyMuslim Fraternity Pivotal Policy

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing a foreign policy based on the principle of "fraternity and brotherhood" with all Muslim countries, including those in the region.

Ayatollah Khamenei noted that some Middle East states which are pursuing a hostile approach vis-à-vis Iran have set foot in the wrong path.

"Some regional governments have based their foreign policy on enmity toward Iran; this is a big mistake and runs counter to common sense and wisdom," IRNA quoted the Leader as saying on Friday. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in an address on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The heads of the three branches of government, military and state officials as well as Muslim scholars and intellectuals who attended the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran were present at the meeting.

"Over the past 35 years (since the 1979 Islamic Revolution), Iran has assisted Muslim brothers, mostly Sunni brothers. The Islamic establishment and the Iranian nation have proved their adherence to the principle of unity by constantly supporting the Palestinian nation as well as regional states," he added. "While bullying powers are tirelessly engaged in fanning the flames of Islamophobia and harming the glorious image of Islam," it is not wise to make divisive remarks and comments and seek to tarnish the image of Islamic sects, the Leader stated.

Ayatollah Khamenei lamented that divisive plots engineered by the "enemies of Islam" have been successful and said, "The progress and development of the Islamic Ummah (community) can be guaranteed when Islamic nations with their great resources and unique characteristics stand united and adopt unified approaches." He also described "avoiding suspicion toward and disrespect for (the beliefs of) various sects of Shiites and Sunnis" as very important and said the western intelligence agencies like MI6 and CIA have made great efforts to create discord and schism among Muslims.