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Divisive schemes to backfire on plotters

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says those countries seeking to sow the seeds of discord among Muslims will be haunted by their divisive scenarios.

“Those inciting sedition should know that the aftermath of their acts will eventually come back to haunt them,” Zarif said in a meeting with Syrian Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun in Tehran on Wednesday.

The Iranian foreign minister warned that Muslims would not benefit form rifts and divisions, and said that common threats facing Muslim countries are imposed on them by those who do not seek Muslims’ interests.

Zarif also highlighted the invaluable role of scholars in putting an end to religious differences in the Islamic world and countering moves aimed at tarnishing the image of Islam.

Sheikh Hassoun, for his part, highlighted Iran’s role in fostering unity among Muslims and praised Tehran’s support for his country.

The meeting came on the sidelines of the 28th International Islamic Unity Conference which opened in Tehran on Wednesday.

Hundreds of Sunni and Shia scholars and intellectuals from more than 60 countries are attending the conference titled Unified Islamic Ummah: Challenges and Strategies.

The participants are scheduled to discuss ways to promote unity and solidarity in the Muslim world and will focus on problems facing the Islamic world, such as the threat posed by the Takfiri militants.

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