Secretory General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki in his visit with the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), Mohammad Sarafraz stressed the effective role of IRIB in reasoning out the present problems Muslims are mired in, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Ayatollah Araki stressed that the World of Islam is experiencing a very tough time and in this regard demanded Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting to play its role for helping Muslims.
Grand Ayatollah congratulated Sarafraz on his new position, voicing hope in this new chapter of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, more achievements will be gained.
West’s trepidation derived from the standing unity among Muslims, given that religious clerics including Ayatollah Araki urge Muslims not to highlight inconsequential minute differences and try their utmost in this arena.
The cleric held this conviction that if Muslims be united they can progress and in this regard urges IRIB and its officials, through diligent efforts, to show this very principle in its works. To him, Muslims should take urgent steps to subdue extremist groups in committing extremist measures.
Given the above liens, Ayatollah Mohsen Araki stressed the role of media in this regard and underscored media is one of the main tools for gaining momentum in this arena.
In this meeting, the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting underscored that IRIB spares no effort in collaboration with the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought.
It is worthwhile to note, the presidency of the IRIB was previously held by Ezzatollah Zarghami. Before assuming the top job, Sarafraz was the head of the IRIB’s World Service for two decades during which several foreign-language satellite channels, including Press TV, Al-Alam and Hispan TV were launched.