IRAN RESENTS US PRESENCE IN OIC

IRAN RESENTS US PRESENCE IN OIC

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Iran’s Ambassador to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Mostafa Boroujerdi said 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 especially after the September 11 events which led to their attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq, he said. The new US envoy at OIC met with OIC Secretary Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to outline his programmes.