IP- During a meeting with the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on the margins of the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York, Iran's top diplomat expressed support for the political process to resolve the Yemen crisis.

Iran PressAmerica: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hissein Brahim Taha on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.

In the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian said Iran’s Leader and government closely monitor the situation in the Muslim world. Referring to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s speech at the UN General Assembly, he said that by raising a copy of the holy Quran, he meant the international community must prevent the desecration of the Quran and Islamic sanctities.

Amir-Abdollahian then expressed hope that the approvals of the emergency session of the foreign ministers of the OIC that aim to prevent the desecration of the Quran will be pursued.

He also thanked the OIC chief for his precious efforts to forge unity in the Muslim world.

The Iranian foreign minister highlighted the importance of Afghanistan’s developments and said the Islamic Republic of Iran hosts millions of displaced Afghans, and any development or instability in Afghanistan would have a direct impact on the region, especially its neighbors.

Amir-Abdollahian welcomed the political dialog between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, saying Iran supports the political process for resolving the crisis in Yemen.

He then spoke about the Palestinian issue and stressed the need for the Muslim world to support Palestine and its people and resistance more than ever before.

The top Iranian diplomat welcomed the positive negotiations between high-ranking Iranian and Saudi officials and expressed satisfaction with the progress in ties and the agreement between them to expand constructive relations.

Amir-Abdollahian then invited the OIC chief to travel to Iran.

OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha said he was pleased to meet with Amir-Abdollahian and stressed the importance of Iran’s place in the Muslim world. He added that the OIC is pleased with the growing trend of relations between Iran and regional countries and thinks this is in the best interests of the Muslim world.

The OIC chief said it is impossible to stand up against the threats faced by the Muslim world, including Israel, except through unity in the Muslim world and among Islamic nations.

Taha stressed that the problems and misunderstandings among Muslim countries must be resolved through dialog.

He also emphasized the importance of strengthening the Muslim world in the face of threats.

The OIC chief further rejected the desecration of the holy Quran and Islamic sanctities under the pretext of freedom of speech, saying freedom of speech must not threaten the freedom and rights of others.

In the meeting, the two sides exchanged views about the latest developments in Sudan and ways of resolving the country’s crisis.


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