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Iran criticizes US intervention in OIC affairs


Riyadh, March 6, IRNA - Iran's Ambassador to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Mostafa Boroujerdi said on Thursday that appointment of US special envoy to OIC Sada Cumber ran counter to governing rules and regulations of OIC.

The US is not a permanent member or an observer at the OIC, therefore, its presence in the body among 57 Islamic countries has no justification and violates the OIC rules and regulations.

Every Islamic country should pass a long legal process and formalities to become an observer member but the US has made no efforts to this end, he said.

The US seeks to correct its tarnished image among Muslims specially after the September 11 events which led to their attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq , he said.

The new US envoy at OIC met on Wednesday with OIC Secretary Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to outline his programs.

In the meeting, Ihsanoglu said world Muslims expect the US to depict the real image of Islam in the American society.

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