Jan 1, 2019, 11:15 AM
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Followers of religions enjoy full freedom in Iran: Archbishop

Isfahan, Jan 1, IRNA - An archbishop in this central Iranian province said on Tuesday that the followers of religions have “full freedom” in Iran, despite the Western media propaganda.

Sipan Kechejian, Archbishop of Diocese in Isfahan, made the remarks in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

As Kechejian said, the followers of religions have always held their rituals in full freedom in Iran.

He further refuted the on hostile media propaganda against the Islamic Republic claiming that Iran imposes restrictions on the followers of religions and said the reason behind such negative propaganda is that the Iranian officials do not want to be under the supervision of the superpowers.

He further hoped that the world people would avoid making pre-judgment on Iran in New Year 2019 which started today.

Archbishop of the Armenians in Isfahan also encouraged people from around the world to travel to Iran to get a first hand experience of realities and adivised them to be influenced by the media propaganda.

About Armenians’ conditions in Iran, the archbishop said that cordial relations between Christian Armenians and Muslim people in Iran are based on mutual respect.

Such relations will continue, he added.

About 7,000 out of about half a million Armenians in Iran are living in Isfahan.

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