Iran committed to fighting terrorism: Deputy FM


An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says the Islamic Republic is committed to fighting terrorism within the framework of international regulations.

“For fighting terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not wait for any international coalition and it will act based on its international responsibility and within the framework of international regulations,” Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told the visiting head of French parliament’s defense and armed forces committee, Patricia Adam, on Sunday

The Iranian diplomat added that the “wrong and selective approach [adopted by] the West and the US” vis-à-vis terrorist groups such ISIL in Syria and Iraq has made the terrorists stronger to the extent that they threaten the stability and security of the Middle East.

Amir-Abdollahian said Iran believes that supporting the Iraqi and Syrian governments is the “best” way to fight ISIL terrorists operating in the region.

The French parliamentarian, for her part, said her country supports fighting terrorism within UN framework.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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