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11:51 | 2009-05-13

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MP urges Muslims to Confront Foreigners' Invasion on Islamic Territories

TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic countries must seek boosting friendly ties among themselves to face enemies' threats, said Chairman of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Meeting with Acting Deputy Foreign Minister of Yemen Hassan al-Mothana on Tuesday, he said, "Islamic countries must seek boosting their friendly relations and equations as much as possible to face threats against national sovereignty and territorial integrity of members of the big community of Muslim countries and they must stand against invasion of foreigners on Islamic territories."

Pointing to the imminent visit of Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani to Yemen, he added, the Parliament is resolute to expand friendly and brotherly ties with Sanaa and called for exchange of high-ranking officials' trip between the two sides in order to promote cooperation, the Iranian students news agency reported.

Meanwhile, over Iran's nuclear issue he noted "negative political propaganda of the West against Iran's peaceful nuclear program is in is line with its plot to keep the world of Islam weak, the West is not willing to lose the monopoly of knowledge and new technologies for next generations."

Hassan al-Mothana for his part said his visit to Iran aimed at conveying his country's high-ranking political officials' message for expansion of friendly bilateral ties.

"Yemen thinks of promotion of relations and cooperation with Iran in political, parliamentary, economic and cultural fields more than ever and its high-ranking officials are determined to deepen friendly ties with Tehran."

Underlining Iran's regional influence, he called for all Islamic countries to broaden mutual cooperation.

Saying employment of peaceful nuclear knowhow is a legal and lawful right of Iran, he added Iran and every other Islamic country is entitled under international treaties to use peaceful nuclear energy.