Chairman of the State Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has called for a thorough international plan to stop ISIL terrorists from committing more crimes.
“The international community should have a comprehensive plan in dealing with the barbaric acts of this group, because their access to chemical and biological weapons is dangerous to everyone,” Rafsanjani said in a meeting with Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard in Tehran Monday.
He said that Iran welcomes any plan for countering terrorists and boosting stability and security in the region, adding, “But this decision does not mean we are ready to fully abide by the policies of the West and the Americans. Based on its unswerving principles, the Islamic Republic of Iran supports the oppressed people in Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria and Iraq and anywhere else and considers this support as a sovereign, Islamic and human policy.”
He noted that expansion of terrorist groups such as the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and ISIL is the outcome of US double standards.
The Danish foreign minister, for his part, said Iran’s role is strategically important in regional and international issues.
Western countries have correctly understood that in the absence of Iran any plan for improving stability and security and fighting terrorism would fail, Lidegaard added.