President in a meeting with four US religious leaders:
Religious leaders should be pioneers in promoting peace
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad underlined that world religious leaders should be pioneers in promoting world peace.
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Sunday 18 September 2011 - 08:46
President Ahmadinejad, in a meeting with four US Christian and Muslim religious leaders, said that the best politicians are those who believe in religion, adding that the base of all religions is the same and all prophets have come to preach one single religion and God the Almighty gave religions as a gift for peace and friendship to mankind.
The president said that today's human societies' problem is that the truth of religions has not been introduced to mankind and nobody can do such a mission better than religious leaders.
He continued that world religious leaders should cooperate with each other to create opportunities for world administration.
President welcomed visit of the US religious leaders to Tehran and proposed that this cooperation should be organized and a joint committee, including Iran and US religious leaders, hold meetings regularly every year either in Tehran or Washington D.C.
Politicians are mainly following their own interests or their party's interests, while prophets had no disputes or conflicts between themselves and these problems happen only to followers of the religions, so when followers of all religions move in direction of their own prophet's teachings, the roots of all problems would be removed and there would be no war on the earth.
All prophets were teaching about peace, justice and brotherhood, he went on to say adding that followers of religions should not talk about past, but look into future and think about a world without war and conflict.
The US religious leaders welcomed president's proposal for establishment of a joint committee of both countries religious leaders and said that the proposal will give us an unbelievable motive for efforts to make different religions and the two nations of the US and Iran closer to each other.
They also underlined that religious diplomacy can help countries and nations to get closer to each other and stressed that permanent negotiations between religious leaders can have tremendous effects on promoting friendship and establishment of peace and justice in the world.
The four religious leaders expressing that during a meeting with families of some imprisoned in America they have been affected severely because of their misery, adding that they hope Iran would agree with their request for the release of two imprisoned Americans in Tehran, so that they can make an effective effort in their own country to release Iranians imprisoned in the USA.
Referring to their visits to cities of Tehran and Qom and talk with religious Ulama in Qom, the visiting US religious leaders said that Iran's progress and high scientific level of its universities and seminaries have had a great effect on them and expressed eagerness to persuade their own families and compatriots to come and visit Iran.
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