Amir Saeid Iravani made the plea at a UN General Assembly event on Friday in commemoration of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia, which takes place on March 15 every year, Press TV reported.
“Today’s meeting represents the strong determination of the participants to address the issue of Islamophobia, including hatred, discrimination, terrorist attacks and violence against Muslims and their religious principles, beliefs and rituals,” the senior Iranian diplomat stated.
“Currently, the world continues to witness the relentless aggression of the occupying Zionist regime against Al-Quds and Muslims across the occupied Palestinian territories. Moreover, the Holy Qur’an is desecrated in some European countries under the pretext of freedom of expression,” he said.
“Over the past few decades, we have seen a wide network of media outlets, which, under the guise of news dissemination, have established a hostile and offensive atmosphere against Muslims in violation of their human rights,” Iravani added.
The Iranian diplomat said the time has come for the international community, especially world bodies and the countries calling themselves advocates of human rights, to fight against hatred against Muslims, who constitute a large portion of the world’s population.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns any violence against persons based on their belief and religion, and expresses sympathy with the victims of Islamophobic attacks anywhere in the world.
“It also underscores the importance of the International Day to Combat Islamophobia in drawing attention to the culture of tolerance and peace on the basis of respect for human rights and diversity of religions and beliefs at all levels,” Iravani noted.
On March 15, 2022, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 76/254, designating March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia.