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2022-September-22  10:50

President Rayeesi: Iran Ready to Hold Conference on World Religions

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi voiced Iran's readiness to host the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

The Iranian president made the remarks in a meeting with leaders of faiths in New York.

President Rayeesi underlined that the conflict between divine religions is the cause of the erosion of religions and the spread of atheism in societies.

"Instead of conflict and elimination, we should propose and establish an intellectual dialogue between religions so that the opinions of the followers of different religions can become closer to each other," the Iranian president added. 

"Unity does not mean that the followers of different religions give up their faith, but it means we should emphasize the points of commonality, especially worshipping God, and put aside differences," he added.

Referring to the scourge of attacking religion under the guise of religiosity throughout history, President Rayeesi pointed out that the ISIL committed terrible crimes in the name of God and with its flag in the name of God and the Messenger of God (PBUH) that no religious and free person approves of.

In a relevant development earlier on Wednesday, President Rayeesi in separate meetings with world leaders in New York discussed bilateral relations and regional developments.