TEHRAN, April 29 (MNA) – Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations Eshaq Ale-Habib has called on the UN to take measures to counter the spread of Islamophobia.

The spread of Islamphobia and insults against Islam will hurt the sentiments of Muslims and violate their basic rights, Ale-Habib said in an address to UN Committee on Information.

All should respect different cultures and religions, he added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he condemned the distortion of realities by some media outlets in the developed countries.

The developing countries have been suffering from “unfair, biased, and exclusive” approach of media outlets in certain countries, he noted.

“We believe that the international community should take necessary measures to eradicate inequality in the usage of information and communication technology by all UN members in order to create a fair and just media atmosphere,” he explained.

He also lambasted an American pastor for burning a copy of Quran, calling it an extremist act, which is against UN efforts to promote religious tolerance and mutual respect.

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