Nasrallah calls for protests against Quran desecration in Sweden
Sayyed Nasrallah calls on the Lebanese state to recall their ambassador or their charge d'affaires from Sweden and to expel the Swedish ambassador from Lebanon.
The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, denounced the most recent act of desecration against the Quran in Sweden following the approval of Swedish authorities.
Furthermore, Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out that the insulting acts are repeatedly sourced from the same country, adding that while the party that stands behind the perpetrator tried to present the act as being directed toward Iran and Iraq, the desecration of the Quran provokes all Muslim people at large.
In response to this, he called on people to organize protests and sit-ins in all mosques while brandishing copies of the Quran to call on their state to take a stance in regard to Sweden.
Sayyed Nasrallah further commended the Iraq's decision to cut diplomatic ties with Sweden and expel the Swedish ambassador.
"All Arab and Islamic countries must do what Iraq did if we want the desecration of the Holy Qur'an to not be repeated," he added.
"What is required of the Arab and Islamic peoples is to put pressure on their countries to expel the Swedish ambassadors from their countries, and to recall their ambassadors from Sweden."
Sayyed Nasrallah also called on the Lebanese state to recall their ambassador or their charge d'affaires from Sweden and to expel the Swedish ambassador from Lebanon.
Sayyed Nasrallah added that the next step is to sever relations with Sweden if the desecration is repeated.
Earlier today, Swedish authorities approved the burning of a copy of the Quran and an Iraqi flag. According to Swedish media, an Iraqi refugee in Sweden Salwan Momika, organised the event in Stockholm. Momika was responsible for the earlier Quran-burning incident during the Islamic Eid Al-Adha celebrations, which led to a worldwide uproar against Sweden.
In anticipation of this new incident, Sweden's embassy in Iraq was set on fire by protesters affiliated with the Iraqi Sadrist Movement.
After the storming of the embassy, Iraq warned Sweden that it would sever diplomatic relations if the Quran was burned again.
The Iraqi government swiftly condemned the burning of the Swedish embassy, with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani saying in a statement that the action was a security breach while vowing to provide the needed protection for diplomatic missions.
Iraq cuts ties with Sweden, expels ambassador over Quran burning
Earlier today, following the desecration of the Quran by Momika, the Iraqi government expelled Sweden's ambassador to the country and severed its ties with Stockholm.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani directed the Iraqi Foreign Ministry to summon the Iraqi Charge d'Affaires in Stockholm over the Swedish violations.
Moreover, the head of the media association in Iraq suspended the license of Swedish telecom company Ericsson on Iraqi soil following the Quran burning.
The Iraqi government said that these provocative acts are in violation of international conventions and norms with respect to religions and beliefs and constitute a threat to peace and incite a culture of violence and hatred.