President Rouhani calls on Muslim states to launch campaign against extremism

On the eve of the auspicious birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), President Hassan Rouhani called for collective campaign of all Muslim countries to counter violence and extremism.
Forwarding separate congratulatory messages to the Muslim World leaders, President Rouhani expressed hope that with reliance on the guidelines of the holy Quran and the tradition of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the Muslim nations would get growing strength and would develop Muslim unity and brotherhood to help bolster international peace and security.
'Today, it is necessary more than ever for the Muslim countries to make effort to present the true image of Islam, which has mercy, forgiveness, kindness and respect for the rights of others as its key principles,' Rouhani said.
The president underlined the need for Muslim nations to improve the global image of Islam which has been tarnished by extremist groups and stirred up Islamophobia.
In his messages, the president wished welfare and prosperity for the Muslim Ummah.