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Iran condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden

Baku, April 17, AZERTAC

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Sunday that Iran condemns desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and expects immediate reaction from the Swedish government, according to IRNA.

The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns burning a copy of the Holy Quran in Linköping, Sweden, by a Danish racist, extremist element which was done under the protection of the Swedish police under the pretext of freedom of speech, Khatibzadeh said in a statement.

He added that intentional repetition of anti-Islam blasphemous act in Sweden in Ramadan month has hurt the feeling of Muslims both in Sweden and across the world.

The blasphemy is an evident example of hatred in contrast with freedom of speech and should be condemned by all those who believe in coexistence and dialogue between faiths, the spokesman noted.

He also underlined that Iran recognized the Swedish Government as accountable and expected an immediate, severe, and explicit reaction from Stockholm against the perpetrator, as well as practical measures to prevent such incidents.

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