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Tunisian masses revolt against their US-backed regime

Tunisian masses revolt against their US-backed regime

Iran's deputy minister of foreign affairs has highlighted the significance of Muslim unity in the face of intensifying enemy plots in a meeting with Tunisian Muslim scholars and other elites. In a Saturday meeting with a group of visiting Tunisian intellectuals, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdullahian emphasized the urgent need to exercise vigilance in dealing with a deliberate scheme by foreign powers to incite discord between Shia and Sunni followers of Islam. Sharing his analysis of the recent regional developments with the Tunisian guests, Abdullahian added that Muslim scholars are in a unique position to influence and enlighten public opinion in their respective revolutionary nations. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the recent developments in the region and the world, particularly in North Africa, that have emerged as the result of the Islamic awakening since January 2011. The Iranian official also pointed to efforts by enemies of Islam to mislead the recent revolutions and uprisings in Muslim nations, noting that Muslim scholars and intellectuals have the heavy responsibility of inviting masses to unity revolved around the principle of support for Palestine and the resistance movements. The Tunisian delegation, in turn, expressed pleasure and appreciation for their visit to Iran. The group also shared their views regarding regional developments and the current affairs in Tunisia following its January 2011 revolution. Grounds for expansion of scientific, cultural and religious ties between the two countries were also discussed during the friendly meeting. MFB/AZ/MA
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