President Rouhani urges collective anti-terror combat

President Rouhani urges collective anti-terror combat

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says collective resolve is needed to combat the menace of terrorism.

The president made remakes in his address to Iran-Italy high-level meeting attended by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Tehran on Tuesday.

The Iranian president also warned that terrorism poses a big threat to all countries across the world.

“Terrorism is in nobody's interest and those who are supporting terrorist groups should know that all terrorist groups are detrimental to humanity,” the president said.

The president stressed that the killing of any human being of whatever nationality and in any part of the world would be "tragic".

Rouhani stressed the need for unity in fight against terrorism and extremism in various parts of the world.

Rouhani expressed regret that terrorism is used by some people to tarnish the image of Muslims and Islam.  He went onto say that the false attribution of terrorism to Islam and confrontation with Muslims in the world would be tantamount to a huge social rift which would never be healed

The president emphasized that all divine religions oppose terrorism in all its forms and pursue establishment of peace.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the president expressed Tehran readiness to cooperate with all countries to implement a 2013 UN resolution adopted based on President Rouhani proposal for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE).

It is mention to worthy that Imam Khomeini on several occasions through his messages, speeches denounced all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.

Following the footsteps of the founder of the Islamic Republic, Iranian officials have adopted a zero tolerance policy against terrorism and terror groups. Iran has always strongly condemned all crimes being committed by Takfiri terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda linked groups in Iraq and Syria and other parts of the world.

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