Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says the hegemonic powers wage proxy wars to maintain their interventionism and dominion.
“Waging proxy wars and giving covert and overt support to terrorism are among the means the hegemonic system uses to achieve its evil goals,” General Dehqan said in a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad on Tuesday.
He also dismissed the global hegemonic powers’ advocacy of human rights, freedom and welfare of nations as “empty and flimsy slogans,” saying the hegemonic system continues to interfere in the affairs of nations despite such claims.
Iran’s defense minister reaffirmed Tehran’s support for an independent and united Iraq and added that the two neighbors have overcome significant hurdles.
The Iraqi nation has established a broad-based and strong government and displayed its determination to improve stability and peace and counter the danger of Takfiri terror, noted General Dehqan.
The Iraqi foreign minister, for his part, said the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group, which operates in his country and Syria, poses a “very dangerous” threat to regional countries.
The danger that today threatens Iraq and Syria will challenge Turkey and Saudi Arabia as well as other regional countries, Jaafari said, stressing that all nations are “duty-bound” to combat ISIL terrorists.
Meanwhile, in a meeting between General Dehqan and Iraq’s Interior Minister Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, the two officials stressed the importance of bolstering cooperation to counter terrorism and improve stability and security.
The Islamic Republic of Iran regards Iraq’s security as its own and will spare no effort in helping Iraq establish stability, peace and security, the Iranian defense minister pointed out.