TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorist groups seek to create rift between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, Iran’s police chief Brigadier General Esmayeel Ahmadi Moqaddam warned, stressing the country’s highly important role in preventing the spread of terrorism in the region.
“Today the terrorist groups are committing the most criminal acts under the name of Islam and sow discord under the name of defending the Sunnis and Shiites,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said in the Central province of Arak on Wednesday.
He warned that the terrorists are attempting to create horror and panic in the region, emphasizing Iran’s strong opposition to them.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is considered as a fulcrum point for other regional nations and if the Islamic Republic didn’t exist, terrorism would spread in the entire Middle-East,” Ahmadi Moqaddam said.
Iranian officials have long been warning about the spread of terrorism in the region.
Earlier this month, Iran’s Deputy Ambassador to the UN Gholam Hossein Dehqani, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), condemned all forms of terrorism, and called on the world nations to grow united against the spread of terrorist groups.
“NAM unequivocally condemns (terrorism) as criminal and rejects its various manifestations, ” Dehqani, whose country chairs the NAM bloc, said at the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.
“Terrorism should not be equated with the legitimate struggle of peoples under colonial or alien domination and foreign occupation for self-determination and national liberation,” he noted.
“The brutalization of the people remaining under foreign occupation should continue to be denounced as the gravest form of terrorism,” Dehqani underscored.
Also, in late September, Supreme Leaders’ senior advisor Ali Akbar Velayati underlined the high potentials of NAM as an international body to fight terrorism, and said that NAM member-states can join hand to defeat the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
“NAM movement has high capacities for fighting the ISIL,” Velayati said.
The leader’s aide pointed to the status of NAM in the fight against the Takfiri terrorists, and said, “NAM can play a major role in this regard.”
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