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Iran deplores Charlie Hebdo repetition of wrongful act

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 14, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham on Wednesday deplored Charlie Hebdo repetition of wrongful act stirring resentment in Muslim World and advised Europeans to respect religious sanctities.

She said that the Islamic Republic of Iran condemned the crimes perpetrated by the terrorists in France last week and that Charlie Hebdo must stop desecration of the Islamic sanctities.

'We strongly denounce the provocative act of Charlie Hebdo and believe that the wrongful act will injure the sentiments of the Muslim World,' she said.

In her weekly press briefing, she said respect to divine religions, sanctities and their beliefs is a principle and the European governments are expected to fully observe.

It is necessary that the European governments to amend their wrongful acts in support of extremist groups and to adopt sound policies in line with the interests of all followers of religions and world nations, she said.

Many countries in the world are paying the price for the wrongful acts of the Western governments and its consequences had been admitted by European officials, she said.

Admitting to mistakes is not enough and all should take concrete action to seriously deal with extremism and violence in the world, Afkham said.

Misuse of freedom of expression in the west is not acceptable and it should be prevented, she said.

Asked about attendance of an Iranian representative at rally of solidarity in Paris, she said Iranian Embassies worldwide normallly take part in official program in the host countries and the Embassy in Paris has taken proper action.


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