President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that there is no religious discrimination in Iran and followers of different religions are living in the country peacefully.
Followers of different religions in Iran are living side by side and they share each other’s sorrow and joy, Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with Bishop of Armenian Orthodox Church in Cilici Aram I Keshishian.
The problems of mankind result from atheism, said the president.
Ahmadinejad stated that mankind is frustrated with the situation of the world and is waiting for the savior. Islam and Christianity believe that one day the savior will come and this is the source of unity between the followers of divine religions, he opined.
War, occupation, aggression, discrimination, and poverty must be eradicated in the world, Ahmadinejad stressed. If the religious faithful stay together they can play a constructive role in ending the current crises in the world, he added.
Keshishian, for his part, expressed satisfaction that all religious minorities live peacefully in Iran.
“In Iran, Armenians live with Muslims in friendship and brotherhood,” he stressed.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
"No religious discrimination in Iran: Ahmadinejad"