Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world, urged people on Tuesday to see differences as a source of richness instead of danger and called for reconciliation in places torn apart by conflict.
A top adviser to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei hailed his country’s “strategic relationship” with Russia on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow, part of a diplomatic offensive by Tehran as it braces for renewed US sanctions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message to Jordan King Abdullah II congratulated the country’s Independence Day to him and people of Jordan, stressing on importance of unity and cooperation among Muslim states.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined that all Iranians should be treated equally under Islamic teachings and the country’s Constitution, calling for concerted efforts to prevent any harm to the national unity and dignity.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent what he called a message of “peace and rectification” to freed dissident Leopoldo Lopez, just hours after his release Saturday following more than three years in prison.