Jan 3, 2019, 12:21 AM
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Iran boasts of ‘rainbow’ status in world: Assyrian MP

Tehran, Jan 3, IRNA – Assyrian MP said on Wednesday that Iran has a ‘rainbow’ status in the world, as all the divine religions are living alongside each other in the country.

In a meeting between Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi and religious leaders and noted Assyrian and Armenian figures in the capital late on Wednesday, Yunaten Bet Kelia added that followers of various divine faiths are living together peacefully in Iran and the so-called advocates of the human rights and democracy should learn from it.

“So-called advocates of the human rights should open their eyes and ears and see how we followers of various religions are living peacefully together in our country,” he said.

Referring to a treaty signed between Imam Ali (AS), the first Shia Imam, and Assyrians, he said, “It was signed between Imam Ali (AS) and our ancestors 1,400 years ago and the original version is being kept in Chehelsotoun Museum.”

In the treaty, Imam Ali has underlined observing rights of minorities and preserving their lives and properties, he said.


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