Avoid interference, Iran told
RIYADH: Malaysia hopes that Iran will avoid any action deemed as interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said he was aware there was a widespread belief that Iran had contributed somewhat to the instability in the Middle East.
“As a country that enjoys and values good relations with countries in the region, Malaysia feels that Iran should avoid any action that could be interpreted as interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbours.
“This is not only for the sake of regional stability, but also for the unity of the ummah,” Najib said in his speech that focused on combating extremism and terrorism at the Arab Islamic American Summit here yesterday.
United States President Donald Trump, in a keynote speech earlier, urged nations to “isolate” Iran if it continued to cause trouble in the region.
He also toned down his previous rhetoric on Islam, saying that the war on terrorism was not a fight between different faiths.
Najib said due to religious and cultural affinity, Malaysians had always felt close to the people and countries in the region.
“(The) current instability in the region has, thus, raised much concern to us all. Unstable regions are fertile grounds for terrorism to flourish.”
Iran has reportedly been accused of supporting terrorism and seeking to implement policies that would disrupt the region.