Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said unacceptable and violent moves made by a few extremists that originate from a radical and deviated ideology in the Muslim world can by no means justify desecration of Islamic sanctities.
He underlined that Iran strongly condemns any insult to divine prophets, especially Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who is revered by 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide.
Khatibzadeh added that the unjustifiable stance of French authorities regarding such insulting acts are no good reaction to extremism and violence, which are themselves condemnable.
He further stressed Iran’s support for stances of other Muslim countries against desecrations of Islamic sanctities.
France has recently ordered the temporary closure of a mosque outside of Paris, as part of a crackdown on Muslims following the killing of a teacher who showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
French police have raided more than 50 mosques and associations since the killing.
French President Emmanuel Macron refused to condemn satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo's decision to republish offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), saying that it was not his place to pass judgment on the magazine’s decision. Macron backed the magazine and vowed measures against what he called “Islamic separatism.”