Tehran (IP) - In separate messages to the leaders of the Christian countries, Iran's President congratulated the birthday of Jesus Christ, Christmas, and the New Year 2022.

Iran PressIran news: In the message issued on Friday, the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Jesus Christ was as respected for Muslims as for Christians.  

He said Christ was the manifestation of resistance against the oppressors and the inspiration for freedom-seeking in the fight against the dictators, adding that Qur'an remembers the Great prophet and his mother Virgin Marry time and again. 

Raisi pointed to the corona pandemic-related developments in the world and said the cooperation of the countries, particularly vaccination, contrary to some states' refusal from aiding medical items indicated the international system's urgent need for rationality, justice, and spirituality. 219