Danish FM calls for respect for Islam, Muslims
Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller in a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki on Monday called for respect for Islam and Muslims.
According to the Information and Press Bureau of Iran's Foreign Ministry, the Danish foreign minister said, "We differentiate between freedom of speech and insulting followers of religions."
Such problems will leave negative impacts on relations between European countries and world Muslims, he said, adding that "We can raise the issue in the European Union meetings and make constructive decisions to this end."
Mottaki, for his part, expressed regret over reprinting of blasphemous caricatures by Danish media and strongly condemn the move, calling for adoption of required measures to prevent recurrence of such seditious moves.
1) Danish FM calls for respect for Islam, Muslims