News ID: 240520
Published: 1221 GMT March 22, 2019

Iran FM Zarif: OIC ministers against racism, Islamophobia

Iran FM Zarif: OIC ministers against racism, Islamophobia

Iranian Foreign Minister in a message referred to his meeting with the ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), saying all members slammed the recent barbaric terror attack in New Zealand.

“With OIC ministers in Turkey; all condemn barbaric Christchurch terror against Muslims & seek to unite against dangerous tide of racism & Islamophobia in the West,” Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Friday.

“All shocked by @realDonaldTrump continuing to try to give what is not his to racist Israel: First Al-Quds & now Golan,” he added.

Zarif, who arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday to attend the extraordinary meeting of the OIC, met Çavuşoğlu prior to the OIC event, IRNA wrote.

The OIC meeting will review the recent terrorist attack against two mosques in New Zealand which claimed the lives of tens of Muslims and left 50 others injured.

Earlier, following the brutal incident, Zarif called his Turkish counterpart, who is the rotating head of the OIC and asked for an extraordinary meeting of the OIC.

During his phone talk with Cavusoglu last week, Zarif strongly condemned the killing of Muslims and the terrorist attack in New Zealand while calling for taking an appropriate reaction by Muslim countries towards the horrific crime.

At least 49 people have been killed so far, and 50 seriously injured, after gunmen opened fire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday when hundreds of Muslims had gathered to say their prayers.

A group of senior international figures, including Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani together with the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) condemned the heinous terrorist attacks.


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