(Asbarez) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has donated 10 billion Iranian Rials (approx. $350,000) to an Armenian community hospital based in Tehran, the IRNA News Agency reported.
His advisor, Hossein Fereydoon, who visited the hospital, said that a co-existence of Muslims and non-Muslims is a good example for all the countries in the region.
Meanwhile, Rouhani also paid what is being dubbed as a Christmas visit to Iranian-Armenian families whose members had fought in the Iranian Army, repooted Armenpress, quoting sources at the Iranian Embassy in Armenia.
Rouhani first visited the Movsisyan’s family. The father and son of the Movsisyan’s family “sacrificed their lives for the sake of the Islamic revolution and protection of the homeland.”
The Iranian president expressed well wishes to the family members and highlighted the significant role the religious minorities played during the Islamic revolution and the Iran-Iraq war.
Among other things the Iranian President noted that the Muslims consider Jesus Christ a prophet of mercy and kindness.
“This is a good occasion to express our gratitude to the families of the victims and honor their self-sacrifice and resistance,” said Rouhani noted.
The Prelate of the Armenian Church in Isfahan, Archbishop Babken Charian said Monday that the religious minorities’ right to have representation in Iran’s parliament is an indication to the freedom of speech in the Islamic Republic.
Speaking to IRNA, Archbishop Charian said Iran is a symbol of peaceful coexistence of followers of divine religions.