The President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, on Wednesday said the holy book of Muslims Quran never burns as it is eternal.
The book will remain even when the earth itself is gone.
Raisi made comments while addressing at United Nations General Assembly.
“The Quran never burns. It is eternal. It is ever lasting. When the earth itself is gone, the Quran remains. The fire of insults and falsehood will never distort the truth in this book,”Raisi said.
In 2023, a number of instances of Quran-burning occurred in Sweden, the most notable of which occurred on June 28, when a 37-year-old Iraqi Christian refugee ripped out and set fire to pages of the Quran outside the Stockholm Mosque.
This incident caused international protests and condemnation, particularly among the Muslim world.
On 20 July, this person desecrated the Quran again in Stockholm, resulting in more protests and attacks, including arson, against the Swedish Embassy in Baghdad, starting a day before.
This resulted in several follow-up protests in Denmark, in which the Quran was burned outside the embassies of several Muslim-majority countries.