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Iran Majlis speaker warns against Takfiri violence

349668_Larijani-JafarIran Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has warned against rising threats of Takfiri terrorists in the region, calling for a concerted effort by the Muslim world to battle the phenomenon.

During a Friday meeting with Tunisian Parliament Speaker Mustafa bin Jafar in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, Larijani hailed the ratification of Tunisia’s new constitution following participation of different political spectrums in the country.

The Tunisian constitution was approved on January 26, after receiving 200 of the 216 votes in the country’s National Constituent Assembly.

Larijani also called for enhancement of economic ties between Iran and Tunisia and invited Bin Jafar to participate at the upcoming meeting of parliament speakers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

The 9th meeting of parliament speakers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is scheduled to be held in Tehran on February 18-19.

Bin Jafar, for his part, elaborated on the ratification process and described the development as a step forward for the rule of law and better future for the North African country.

Tunisia, the birthplace of pro-democracy protests across North Africa and the Middle East, has been struggling with a democratic changeover since the overthrow of its Western-backed dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

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