26 November 2019 - 23:38
News ID: 447727
The Norwegian chargé d’affaires in Tehran was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry ‎following a derogatory act of an extremist to set the Holy Quran on fire and he was notified ‎of Iran’s objection to the move in this regard.‎

RNA – Following the burning of the Holy Quran by the leader of a Norwegian radical group ‎known as SIAN (SIAN stands for Stop Islamization in Norway), Iran’s Foreign Ministry ‎summoned the Norwegian charge d’affaires in Tehran in the absence of that country’s ‎ambassador.‎

While asking the Norwegian charge d’affaires convey Iran’s protest to his government of the ‎abhorrent practice in Norway, the Iranian foreign ministry warned against the serious ‎consequences of such measures concerning the spread of extremism and violence.‎

The head of the Department for Northern Europe in Iran’s Foreign Ministry, referring to ‎Muslims sentiments around the world in the face of the derogatory act addressed the ‎Norwegian diplomat and pointed out that it is impossible to insult the beliefs and sanctities ‎of over 1.5 billion Muslims in the world under the pretext of freedom of expression.‎

He urged the Norwegian government to prevent the repetition of such seditious acts and to ‎deal with its perpetrators.‎

The Norwegian diplomat promised to convey Iran’s protest to his respective government, ‎adding that the Norwegian government completely rejects this action and our main policy is ‎to support freedom of expression and belief and to prevent hatred and the Norwegian ‎government is committed to protect the security of Muslims living in the country and prevent ‎extremist and divisive actions.‎

On Sunday, members of the group "Stop Norway’s Islamization" (SIAN) in Norway’s ‎Kristiansand city in a derogatory act insulted two copies of the Quran and Lars Torrens, head ‎of the anti-Islamic organization, burned another copy.‎

Protesting the offensive, Norwegian Muslims say they will sue the perpetrators.‎



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