Tehran (IP) - In response to a question from the secretary-general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thoughts, a number of Iranian senior clerics called the normalization of relations between some Arab countries and Israel a betrayal of the Qur'an and the Islamic Ummah.

Iran PressIran News: Hamid Shahriari, the secretary-general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thoughts by asking senior clerics, demanded the expression of the religious ruling on the normalization of relations with Israel.

Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, Grand Ayatollah Hossein Nouri Hamedani, and Grand Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani in separate responses called this a betrayal of the Qur'an and the Islamic Ummah and called for a boycott of relations and a ban on such actions by the Islamic Ummah.

A number of other senior clerics, such as Ayatollahs Abbas Mahfouzi, Khalil Mobasher Kashani, and Mohammad Amin Khorasani, have issued similar answers on this issue. 207

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