(PressTV) — The Iranian Foreign Ministry condemns burning of the Holy Quran by a US pastor, saying the measure is in line with the failed Western project of spreading Islamophobia.
“Without doubt, these lowly measures by the US pastor will result in religious hatred and in the wrath and resentment of the Muslims all over the world,” the ministry said in a statement on Monday.
On April 29, a radical American pastor, Terry Jones, who on the anniversary of 9/11 attacks last year burnt copies of the Muslim holy book, repeated his heinous act at a Florida church.
The statement further criticized Washington for failing to confront those responsible for the recent Quran burnings at the US-run Bagram Airbase, in Afghanistan, saying such silence has made extremists such as Jones more aggressive in their behaviour.
The US government should make an immediate apology to the world of Islam, the statement concluded.