Iraq has asked the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to hold an emergency meeting in relation to the desecration of the Koran in Stockholm. This was announced by the official representative of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry Ahmed al-Sahaf, reports the Alsumaria TV channel.
The representative of the Ministry sent this appeal to the Permanent Representative of Iraq in Jeddah, where the headquarters of the OIC is located.
Furthermore, the head of the Iraqi diplomatic mission, Fuad Hussein, has instructed to send a “document on the development of the incident” to the League of Arab States.
“The government’s measures regarding the act of burning the Koran are in line with the principles of respect for monotheistic religions,” said Ahmed al-Sahaf.
The foreign ministry spokesman also specified that diplomatic procedures have already been initiated for the emergency recall of the Iraqi embassy from Stockholm and for the recall of the Swedish ambassador from Baghdad.
Recall, on June 28, in central Stockholm, an Iraqi immigrant, Salvan Momika, tore pages from the Koran and set it on fire. The local police approved this action. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that such disrespect for the holy book is a crime in Russia.
On Thursday, protesters against the burning of the Koran in Stockholm seized the Swedish embassy in Baghdad and set it on fire.
Meanwhile, one of the participants in the action that took place in front of the Iraqi embassy in Stockholm trampled and kicked the Koran.