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The Foreign Ministers of Iran and the UAE condemned the actions desecrating the Koran.

The Foreign Ministers of Iran and the UAE condemned the actions desecrating the Koran.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian held a telephone conversation with his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, during which the parties condemned the actions with desecration of the Koran, follows from the statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic.

On Friday, members of the extremist group “Danish Patriots” (Danske Patrioter) set fire to a copy of the Koran in front of the Iraqi embassy in Copenhagen and desecrated the state flag of the republic, broadcast of this action was carried out on the social network Facebook.

“On Saturday evening, the Foreign Ministers of Iran and the UAE, during a telephone conversation, condemned the insult to the Koran in Sweden and Denmark,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s telegram channel said in a statement.

It follows from the statement that the parties also called for an urgent meeting of the foreign ministers of the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in connection with actions with desecration of the Koran in European countries and called for serious reprisal against the perpetrators.

On Wednesday, the Swedish police issued a permit to hold a rally with the burning of the Koran at the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm. Media reported that against this backdrop, hundreds of demonstrators broke into the Swedish embassy in Baghdad early Thursday morning and set it on fire. None of the embassy staff was hurt. The demonstration was organized in anticipation of the expected burning of the Koran in Sweden. The protesters in front of the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm did not burn the Koran, as previously expected, but one of the protesters trampled on it.

At the end of June in Stockholm, during the celebration of Eid al-Adha, a resonant action was held with the desecration and burning of the Koran, which caused a wide response in many countries of the world. Iraq demanded from the Swedish authorities the extradition of the immigrant who committed the action for trial over him, later dozens of Iraqis gathered for a protest near the country’s embassy in Baghdad. The incident was also condemned by Algeria, Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Secretary General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Abul Gheit and Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf Jassim al-Budaive. The Foreign Ministries of Jordan and the UAE have summoned the Swedish ambassadors to present them with a note of protest.