President Hassan Rouhani sa under et besøk i India at forholdet mellom shiaer og sunnier hadde vært fredelig inntil Vesten skapte motsetninger.

Iranian president: Shias, Sunnis coexisted peacefully before West intervened

Det er en ganske frisk uttalelse.

Rouhani called for unity between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. He said the Shias, Sunnis and people of other ethnicities coexisted peacefully in Iraq and Syria for centuries until the West created discord there.

Rouhani sa dette under fredagsbønnen i en moske i Hyderabad.

Dette må man si er «posturing», spill for galleriet.

India føler seg mellom barken og veden. India orienterer seg mot USA, samtidig som det vil samarbeide med Iran. De har samarbeidsprosjekt på gang som trosser Pakistan:

India is helping Iran develop Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman for trade with Afghanistan and Central Asia, bypassing Pakistan, which has refused to provide New Delhi access through a land route.

In 2016, India, Afghanistan, and Iran decided to establish a trade route for land-locked Afghanistan and Central Asian countries. India committed up to $500 million for the development of Chabahar along with associated roads and rail lines.

India shipped its first consignment of wheat to Afghanistan by sea through Chabahar last October.