Volume. 11944
Enemies seeking to change Islamic world’s priorities, Velayati says
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_00(11).jpgTEHRAN – A veteran politician says the enemies are trying to marginalize the Palestinian issue and change the priorities of the Islamic World.
Ali Akbar Velayati, the senior advisor to the Supreme Leader on international affairs, made the remarks at the opening session of the High Council of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening in Tehran on Monday.
For example, Velayati said, that enemies are making efforts to remove the Palestinian issue from the Islamic world’s priorities. 
Velayati, who is the secretary general of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening, said that Islamic countries will continue to support the oppressed Palestinian people against the Zionist regime.
He said three years after the beginning of the Islamic Awakening, a chance has been provided to discuss the most recent developments in the Islamic world and the ways out of the current challenges facing it.
It is necessary that different Islamic movements share views about the Islamic Awakening, said Velayti who served as Iran’s foreign minister from 1981 to 1997.
Velayati also said that the Islamic Awakening is against every kind of extremism or Takfiri moves and seeks to promote unity among Islamic countries.
Islamic countries must be aware that enemies are trying to create sectarian rift among Muslims to divert the Islamic Awakening movement from its right path, he said.
Maintaining unity is the most urgent priority in the Islamic World to counter extremism, Takfiri moves, and other challenges.
Velayati also said important figures from 50 countries are attending the conference.

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