Iran FM calls for collective efforts to counter terror

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) meets with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi in April 2014.

Iran’s foreign minister has voiced alarm against the dangers of terrorism and extremism in the Middle East, calling for collective cooperation among Muslim states to counter such threats.

Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comments in a Monday meeting with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

During the meeting, the two top diplomats discussed the crimes perpetrated by ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Iraq and warned against the spread of such terror operations to other Middle Eastern states.

“This threat is against all countries in the region, and that is why broad cooperation is needed among all regional states to take serious action against it (Takfiri threat),” Zarif noted.

The Iranian foreign minister further called for comprehensive measures to prevent the derailment of the battle against terrorism and extremism.

The ISIL Takfiri extremists, who have seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, have terrorized various communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and Izadi Kurds, in their advances.

Elsewhere in the meeting, the two senior diplomats also discussed further expansion of relations between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, emphasizing the need for the implementation of previous bilateral agreements.

By Press TV


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