Libyan ambassador meets Rafsanjani

September 10, 2009

TEHRAN – The Libyan ambassador to Tehran, Saad Mujber, held talks on Wednesday with Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.

The two sides discussed ties and problems facing the Islamic world particularly the Palestine issue.
Rafsanjani said cooperation and adoption of a common approach between Iran and Libya can help ease the sufferings of the Palestinian people.
He also called for unity among Muslim countries in the face of common enemies.
Elsewhere in his talks, he pointed to the history of relations between Iran and Libya since the Islamic Revolution, saying, “It was highly appreciable that Libya sided with the Islamic Republic of Iran during Iraq’s imposed war (against Iran).”
Rafsanjani, a former president, also said, “There are good opportunities for cooperation between Iran and Libya in Africa.”
Sunni-Shia unity
Ambassador Mujber also stressed the need to foster unity between Muslim Shias and Sunnis.
“Enemies seek to sow religious discord in order to counter Islamic states,” the ambassador said in the meeting.
Mujber also expressed his country’s support for Iran’s peaceful nuclear program and blasted certain Western countries which have been trying to demonize Iran’s nuclear activities while turning a blind eye to Israel’s secret nuclear activities.
“Western countries are trying to portray Iran as a nuclear threat to the region and push the major threat which is the Zionist regime to the sideline,” the Libyan diplomat noted