Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday called Buhari on the phone to discuss the Nigerian Army’s recent clash with the Shiite Muslim sect.
According to Cable, Rouhani told Buhari to ensure that “minor disputes must not be allowed to turn into deep differences”.
Rouhani further stated:
“Under such conditions that terrorism is a serious threat against many Muslim countries’ security the Muslims need to unite and not permit trivial differences of opinion to lead to acute disputes, since safeguarding the Muslims’ lives is our major and public responsibility.
The Islamic world is more than ever before in need to peace and peaceful resolving of its existing problems “We expect the Nigerian government to relieve the entire bereaved families and injured victims of that disaster and to issue strict orders to prevent the occurrence of any further unrests.
A group is after sowing the seeds of discord among Muslim in Islamic countries and therefore it is our duty to preserve Islam’s prestige and the Muslims unity alertly and consciously.”
In response, Buhari reportedly said:
“…The Nigerian government is also determined to pursue the precise causes of the occurrence of that incidence and will definitely react to it accordingly,” he was quoted as saying. “We will also do our best to restore security in our country and will act against those who have disturbed it.”
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