Iranian parliament speaker has warned that efforts aimed at creating sectarian conflicts are the main threat to the Muslim world.

Ali Larijani made the remarks during a meeting with the head of the Iraqi National Alliance (INA), Ammar al-Hakim, in Tehran on Tuesday.

“The biggest threat to the security and stability of the Muslim world is to fuel religious differences and provoke conflicts among Muslims,” he said.

Larijani noted that Iran has an important position in the Middle East.

He further called for efforts to help the war-torn country solve its problems.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always had firm relations with regional countries and welcomes any [bid to] expand ties with neighbors and regional countries,” the Iranian parliament speaker said.

He underlined Iran’s support for the Iraqi government and nation in all areas, saying such support would continue.

“The Iraqi National Alliance plays a leading role in building confidence and reinforcing unity and rapport among different Iraqi groups,” Larijani pointed out.

Hakim, for his turn, said that Iran and Iraq should take measures to further develop friendly relations based on their broad cultural and religious commonalities and similar political and economic interests.

“The Iraqi parliament’s vote on Hashd al-Sha'abi was an important step in promoting the participation of the Iraqis in ensuring the security of their country,” the head of the INA emphasized.