Egypt's Al-Azhar Imam calls on Iran to support Sunni, Shiite dialogue

11:10, April 20, 2011      

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Egypt's Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed el-Tayyeb on Tuesday called on Iran to stop interfering in the internal affairs of the Arab countries, to support the dialogue between Sunni and Shiites, and to avoid the sedition that could lead to more blood.

According to Egypt's state-run news agency MENA, el-Tayyeb said at a news conference in Cairo that Iran should prevent sedition and maintain dialogue between the Sunni and Shiites. He called Arab and Islamic countries to let Al-Azhar know what happened in countries like Yeman, Libya through their embassies in Cairo.

He criticized the role of the Arab and Islamic organizations such as the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Conference, saying they have not played effective roles to end bloodsheds in these countries, MENA said.

Source: Xinhua
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