Iranian authorities hold the Swedish government fully responsible for the consequences of inciting the feelings of Muslims around the world.
Iran summoned the Swedish ambassador in Tehran to protest the repeated desecration of Islamic holy books and to demand responsibility from the Swedish government for hurting the feelings of Muslims around the world, according to Iran’s official IRNA news agency.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Swedish Ambassador Matthias Lentz to express his country’s “strong protest” over the “desecration” of the Koran, IRNA reported, citing foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani.
“We strongly condemn the repeated defamation of the Koran and the sanctity of Islam in Sweden, and we hold the Swedish government fully responsible for the consequences of inciting the feelings of Muslims around the world.”
“Continuing to desecrate Islamic holy places and spreading hatred in this way is considered a perfect example of organized violence and hostile acts against the world’s two billion Muslim population, believers in God and followers of divine religions,” the spokesperson said That.
The Swedish ambassador assured the Iranian ministry that he would inform his government “immediately about the protests by Tehran,” IRNA reported.
In the early hours of Thursday, a crowd of Iraqis stormed the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad and set it on fire in protest of the burning of the Koran on June 28 by Salwan Momika, an Iraqi-born man who now lives in Sweden.
Sweden’s Foreign Ministry condemned the attack on its embassy in Baghdad, calling it a “serious violation” of the Vienna Convention.
Many countries, including the United States (US), Russia, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan, Indonesia and Afghanistan, as well as other Islamic countries, condemned the burning of the holy book.
Following the raid on the Swedish diplomatic mission in Iraq, Momika again insulted the Koran by stepping on it and the Iraqi flag in front of the Iraqi Embassy in Stockholm.
In response to these repeated actions, the Iraqi government warned Sweden that it would sever diplomatic ties if such desecration of the Muslim holy book continued.
Baghdad also declared Sweden’s ambassador to the country persona non grata after the Muslim holy book was desecrated for the second time in a month, and ordered him to leave the country.
Soure : AA News