Iran refutes claims of supporting terrorism

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Tehran has categorically rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron’s unsubstantiated allegations of Iran supporting terrorist groups.

In his address to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday night, Cameron claimed that “Iran’s support for terrorist organizations” needs to change.

“The speech by the British prime minister at the UN General Assembly shows the perpetuation of the egocentric attitude of a government which has a history of [causing] trouble in our region and many of the problems facing the region are due to the wrong policies [adopted] by that government,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, said Thursday.

The Iranian official expressed regret that the British government which has been supporting terrorist groups has passed an “inappropriate judgment” on Iran which has always been at the forefront of the campaign against the scourge of terrorism.

Afkham said that the British government has endangered regional and international peace and security by supporting the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.

The ISIL terrorists control large areas of Syria’s east and north. The ISIL sent its Takfiri militants into Iraq in June, seizing large parts of land straddling the border between Syria and Iraq.

The terrorists have committed heinous crimes and threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, during their advances.

According to a CIA source, more than 15,000 foreign fighters from more than 80 countries have gone to Syria to join militant groups. Two thousand of the fighters are believed to be Westerners, including at least 500 British nationals.


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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