Advisor to Iran’s Leader for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati has condemned recent outrageous anti-Islam remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he is just serving the interests of the Zionist regime.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in a message to the French youth on Wednesday evening urged them to ask their leaders why insulting the Prophet of Islam is permissible while doubting the Holocaust is a crime?
Iran summoned a senior French envoy, the charge d'affaires, to protest Paris' defense of the publication of cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Saturday strongly condemned the insult to the holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in France and the French officials' stance towards the hideous act describing it as unacceptable.
France opened an anti-terror investigation after two journalists were stabbed in Paris on Friday near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine that was attacked in 2015 after publishing offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A long-awaited museum dedicated to Picasso and his second wife, Jacqueline Roque — which would have held the largest collection of Picasso works in the world — has been scrapped. The museum was due to open in a former convent (Couvent des Prêcheurs) in the southern French town of Aix-en-Provence next year. The project was driven by Catherine Hutin-Blay, Jacqueline’s daughter, but the plans have been dropped after the city council said that negotiations had broken down with Hutin-Blay over the sale agreement.