Sweden must prosecute those responsible for defiling Qur'an

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has harshly criticized the Swedish government's response to the Holy Qur'an's destruction on its land, claiming that Stockholm's just denunciation of the sacrilegious conduct is far from sufficient.

Iran (IMNA) - The Iranian president stated in a speech on Saturday that "issuing a statement to condemn the insult against the Holy Qur'an by the Swedish government is by no means sufficient, and this government must bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice."

The remarks were made by the Iranian president in response to the desecration of the Qur'an by Salwan Momika, an Iraqi refugee living in Sweden. He carried out the sacrilegious act twice, first in front of Stockholm's largest mosque in late June and once more on Thursday in front of the Iraqi embassy, both times under the strong protection of the Swedish police.

The sacrilegious conduct has sparked widespread protests around the Muslim world, particularly in Iran. All Muslim nations have issued harsh condemnations of the horrific deed.

The existing Iranian and Swedish ambassadors' terms have ended, so Iran's chief executive said that he has instructed the Foreign Ministry not to proceed with the swap of new ambassadors between the two countries.

Iran has already summoned Sweden's envoy to Tehran in response to Momika's sacrilegious behavior in order to communicate the Islamic Republic's vehement condemnation to the Swedish authorities.

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