TEHRAN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iran's First Vice-President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi said Saturday that the objective behind making the recent anti-Islam film in the United States was to sow discord among followers of major divine religions of Islam, Christianity and Judaism, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Condemning the movie which insults Muslim's Prophet Mohammed and which has provoked protests by Muslims in several countries, Rahimi said producers of the anti-Islam film were to divide followers of various faiths, according to IRNA.
He said that Islam attaches great importance to messengers of other divine religions, said the report.
Also, Hojjatoleslam Morteza Hosseini, an Iranian lawmaker, told IRNA that the United States has to officially apologize to the Muslims for producing the film.
The member of Iran's Majlis (parliament) Cultural Commission said Saturday that the arrogant powers are seeking Islamophobia approach as the Islamic thoughts are developing.
On Friday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a statement condemning the anti-Islam film, saying that the Islamophobia scenario has entered a new phase assaulting Islamic beliefs and sanctities, IRNA reported.
It said that, by the move, the White House and the Zionist lobby dominating the West carried out their joint anti-Islam projects. It urged the international bodies and western politicians to take serious stands against such moves.
Iranian protesters on Friday called for the United States to " official apology" over the production of the movie and urged the U. S. government to punish its main producers.
The statement also called on international organizations and human rights circles, including the United Nations and the Non- aligned Movements (NAM) to "seriously" condemn the production of the film and to sue its perpetrators.