Leader’s representative calls for relations with Russian Muslim community

December 6, 2017

TEHRAN – Ali Qazi Askar, the Leader’s representative in Hajj affairs, on Monday called for expansion of relations with Russia's Muslim community through Hajj rituals.

Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, with more than nine million Muslims.

Qazi Askar also warned that terrorism threatens both Muslim-majority and non-Muslim countries, urging efforts to counter terrorism, IRNA reported.

He also praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “clever leader” who played an important role in the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Syria.


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