Iranian VP decries double standards in dealing with terrorism

Jahangiri said as part of a first phase of the overall fight against terrorism an intellectual front is being formed and scholars play an important role on that front.

Disgusting developments are unfolding in different parts of the world these days and terrorist attacks which pose a serious threat to global peace and security are claiming innocent lives in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and France, First Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri said at a ceremony Sunday to award the recipients of the Alameh Tabatabei Award.

He further said the war on terror requires serious international will and coordination as well as a non-selective approach.

The Iranian vice-president went on to say it is not right to remain silent in the face of terrorist incidents in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and generate uproar when they happen somewhere else in the world. “Human conscience should react, wherever such incidents take place.”

Jahangiri said as part of a first phase of the overall fight against terrorism an intellectual front is being formed and scholars play an important role on that front.

In the next stage, those who coordinate the terrorist organizations and finance their operations should be targeted.

One cannot say IS has come into being spontaneously. Definitely, certain countries have played a role in its emergence and continued survival, the Iranian vice-president concluded.

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