TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam blasted certain states for supporting terrorist groups like ISIL in the region, saying that the anti-terrorism actions taken by such states are no good and will fail to control the terrorists as they shouldn’t have let the genie out of the bottle in the first place.
“Terrorism, this savage predator creature, can be freed by those who have created it, but they cannot control it,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said in Tehran on Tuesday.
He referred to the air bombing of the Syrian and Iraqi cities by the so-called anti-ISIL coalition, and said despite these bombings, the terrorists are advancing in certain fronts, showing that the coalition is not serious about war on terrorism.
The Iranian police chief asked the coalition member states to show an honest behavior, and stressed, “Security will be established in light of sincere cooperation.”
In relevant remarks in September, Ahmadi Moqaddam underscored that the enemies of the regional states are creating and sponsoring the terrorist groups to deploy their forces and find a foothold in the region.
“Today, the enemies have created, strengthened and trained terrorist groups and tomorrow will trample the countries’ independence and attack them under the pretext of the (presence of the) same terrorists,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said, addressing police cadets in Tehran.
Also last month, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham questioned the goal of the so-called international coalition formed to fight the ISIL terrorist group, and lashed out at Washington and its allies for pursuing a double-standard policy towards campaign against terrorism in various countries.
“The so-called international coalition to fight the ISIL group, which came into existence following a NATO summit in Wales and is taking shape, is shrouded in serious ambiguities and there are severe misgivings about its determination to sincerely fight the root causes of terrorism,” Afkham said.
“Some of the countries in the coalition are among financial and military supporters of terrorists in Iraq and Syria and some others have reneged on their international duties in the hope of (seeing) their desired political changes in Iraq and Syria,” she added.
She noted that the double standards adopted by these countries in dealing with extremism have contributed to the spread of terrorism across the world.
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