Iran, Vatican Foreign Ministers Discuss Palestine, Relations Over Phone

During the telephone conversation, the Iranian Foreign Minister stressed the long-standing bilateral relations and the importance of relations with the Vatican in Iran’s foreign policy, and said that “many painful and anti- in the world are the result of a lack of spirituality and morality in international relations.

Amir-Abdollahian also highlighted the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and called on the Vatican to pay special attention to the resection of divine books and different religions around the world.

Referring to the danger of terrorism in the world and condemning terrorist acts in Afghanistan, Amir-Abdollahian said, “Dialogue between divine religions plays an important role in reducing violence and extremism.”

Referring to the religious talks between Iran and the Vatican, he said Tehran was ready to sign a cooperation document between the Iranian seminary in Qom and the Vatican.

Explaining the developments in Palestine and the atrocities committed by the Zionist regime against Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque recently during the holy month of Ramadan, the Iranian Foreign Minister called for an appropriate response from followers of Abrahamic religions to such actions.

Explaining the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran on regional crises, especially in Afghanistan, Yemen and Ukraine, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need to stop foreign intervention, stop the war and stressed the need to send humanitarian aid and the need to focus on a political solution to achieve stability and peace.

Recalling the Vatican’s commitment to maintaining good relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran as the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations approaches, the Vatican’s foreign minister, for his part, expressed his deep sadness at the suffering and the fate of the Yemeni people.

Archbishop Paul Gallagher further highlighted some regional and global issues as well as the Palestinian issue and stressed the need to preserve and protect the sanctity of Quds and the rights of the Palestinian people.

He concluded his remarks by wishing good luck to all the Iranian people and to all Muslims in the world.