Muslim clerics gather in Beirut


Muslim clerics have gathered from all around the globe in the Lebanese capital Beirut to form a unified resistance front in the face of threats posed by the Israeli regime in the region, Press TV reports.

Religious scholars from every corner of the Islamic world, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Senegal, Malaysia, and Tunisia, gathered for the one-day event on Tuesday to found the International Union of Resistance.

“This is an advance step in extending more support to the resistance, which is facing Israel, the US and the Takfiris all at once. Although the focus is always on librating Palestine and al-Quds, this union brings together the biggest number of clerics in the Muslim world,” one of the clerics participating at the event told the Press TV correspondent in Beirut.

Another cleric said, “Meeting in the capital of resistance, Beirut, our brothers here have agreed that we are in a critical phase and there are two ideologies which can never meet: that of surrender and that of resistance. And through this union we seek to establish a new phase to put our hands together and put issues on the right path.”

The meeting was chaired by Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, the secretary general of the World Assembly for Rapprochement Among Islamic Sects.

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