Iran calls for ‘collective response’ toward global terrorism

Foreign Minister Zarif has warned that if the crisis in the region is left unchecked, none of the members of the global community will be left unscathed.

Iran has called for a “collective response” toward extremism, terrorism, and Takfiri ideology, which are all threatening the whole world.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the appeal during a UN Security Council meeting in New Yorkon Wednesday.

Zarif said the global community as a whole must be given the chance to battle terrorism. He added that Iran is fully aware that it must not “live in the past” and that serious talks over regional problems must be given a chance

Tehran views its “neighbors’ security” as its own, he said

He also warned that if the crisis in the region is left unchecked, none of the members of the global community will be left unscathed, adding since the threat is global it requires the whole world’s attention.

The Iranian foreign minister also voiced regret over the fact that “one or two neighboring countries have not been able to realize this common threat,” and over their “irresponsible” actions with regard to regional matters, especially the victims of the recent Hajj tragedy.

Earlier, in a meeting with Luxemburg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Zarif called on the European Union to play a more active role with regard to the Hajj tragedy and the situation in Yemen, where thousands of people have killed as a result of Saudi military aggression against the impoverished Arab country since March.

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