ME extremism emboldened by double standards: Zarif

Applying double standards and wrong policies is a factor that has strengthened extremist groups in the Middle East, says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

“Wrong policies of the past years have emboldened terrorist and extremist groups,” Zarif said at a meeting with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in New York early on Saturday.

“Today, confronting this inhumane phenomenon requires adoption of a unified strategy and setting out comprehensive and new guidelines,” IRNA quoted Zarif as saying.

In order to find a solution to extremism and terrorism, the “existing realities must be taken into consideration seriously,” he noted.

Zarif also stated that Iran has been serious in helping neighboring Iraq boost security and stability.

The two foreign ministers also made comments about the issue of immigration and problems about a number of Iranians who have immigrated to Australia.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The terrorist group has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

By Press TV


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