Enemies seeking to turn Islam into religion of violence

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani warned against plots to turn Islam from a religion of spirituality into the source of violence.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the 6th General Assembly of World Assembly of AhlulBait here on Saturday, President Rouhani said the world today embraces knowing Islam as a religion of peace and resistance.

The President urged all not to allow terrorist groups to depict Islam as a religion of murdering, violence and destruction.

"Enemies are trying to transform Islam which is a religion of ethics and brotherhood into one which advocates violence, extremism, mass killings, division and divergence," he said.

Rouhani stressed that Iran will never use its scientific, political and spiritual power against any regional Muslim country or neighbor but to safeguard peace, stability and security in the region.

President Rouhani further highlighted the developments in Iran, Turkey, Lebanon and other Muslim countries as indications proving the fact.

He said that today the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is stressing that it gains power from logic and rationality and from its ability to engage in negotiations and initiating a new kind of dialogue.

The 6th General Assembly of AhlulBait World Assembly kicked off in Tehran on Saturday morning.

700 foreign guests from 130 world countries together with a number of Iranian political and cultural figures are participating in the four-day event.

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