Iran warns against threat posed by terrorism

Iran warns against threat posed by terrorism

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that support for terrorist groups must end in order to restore regional stability.

The Iranian president warned against the big threat posed by terrorism to all countries in the Middle Eastand across the world.

Rouhani made remarks in a meeting with President of French National Assembly Claude Bartolone in Tehran on Tuesday.

“Undoubtedly, terrorism is currently posing a big threat to all countries in the region and the world and in addition to a coordinated fight, we should make efforts in the cultural sector to prevent young people from falling into the trap laid by terrorist groups,” Rouhani said, adding, “Regional stability depends on ending support for terrorism. The eradication of terrorism, restoration of stability and security to the region, repatriation of refugees to their homes and enforcement of the people’s will and vote are among the important and common goals [of Iran and France] on regional issues.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Rouhani Stressed that the importance of improving cooperation between Tehran and Paris on regional issues, particularly the fight against terrorism.  “The expansion of cooperation and joint consultations between the two countries can help settle regional problems and issues.”

As a major victim of terrorism, the Islamic Republic is aware of the dangers of the ominous phenomenon of terrorism while France is also now cognizant of this important issue following the recent terrorist attacks in the country, Rouhani said.

He further expressed concern over the destruction of infrastructure in the Middle Eastern countries, particularly Syria, and the killing of innocent people.

The Iranian president went onto say that terrorists are selling Syria and Iraq's antiques and oil to other countries while “everyone knows which countries are assisting them from inside and outside the region and which countries are supplying terrorists with weapons and armaments.”

Rouhani stressed that Iran is helping Syria and Iraq fight against terrorism upon the request of the two countries’ governments.  “The Islamic Republic of Iran still believes that dialogue and the pursuit of political approaches are the right path to solve problems in Syria.”

The top French parliamentarian, for his part, said Iran plays a leading role in reinforcing stability and security in the region.

 He also emphasized that Iran and France have common views on many regional and international issues and can cooperate to solve problems. The French official said that the campaign against terrorism requires the collective effort and resolve of all countries.

It is worthy to mention that Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his speeches and messages frequently denounced all types of violence and terrorism.

Following the footsteps of the late founder, the Iranian officials have made their top priority to confront terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda, which are posing threat to regional and international peace and security.

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