Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Iranian Ambassador Says Citizens Have Trust in New Government

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Sierra Leone He. Saheed Tahaghoghi Merizi on Friday October 5 said the elections conducted in Sierra Leone in which Ernest Bai Korma was declared the winner were free and fair and that Sierra Leoneans have trust in their new government

Addressing Muslims in the capital Freetown at the Central Mosque, the ambassador said, "It gave credibility to Sierra Leone". He described president Ernest Bai Koroma's inaugural speech as "hopeful". The ambassador said he too witnessed the inauguration ceremony and while coming out of Parliament, he saw crowds in frenzied jubilation. "That shows the trust the people have in the new government", he said.

"Without doubt, it will be recorded as a turning point in the history of Sierra Leone. We all pray for success and the development of Sierra Leone", he added.. The ambassador also spoke on International Quds Day, a day which Muslims observe to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom. "Palestine should be returned to their rightful owners', he said, adding that 'there is no hope for a peaceful solution except millions of Palestinians who are homeless return to their land".

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