Iran and Russia both consider the measures taken outside the framework of international laws as well as the US’s unilateral actions to be a source of the aggravation of extremism in the Middle East.
The similar stances were announced during a meeting between Iranian and Russian deputy foreign ministers in Tehran on Wednesday.
The session saw the two sides laying emphasis on the necessity for the resolution of Syria’s crisis, fighting terrorism in Syria and Iraq, as well as describing terrorism in the Middle East as a source of threat and insecurity for the world.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underscored the threat posed by Takfiri and terrorist groups in the region, voicing doubt regarding the United States’ real motivation in fighting terrorism.
Amir-Abdollahian considered the US interventions in the region to be one of the most important sources of terrorism’s growth.
The Iranian official and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov said it is necessary for countries to responsibly, transparently, and sincerely confront terrorism, stressing that recognized international laws should be observed in this regard.
Takfiri ISIL militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria.
Since late September, the US and some of its Arab allies – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates – have been conducting airstrikes against ISIL inside Syria without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate. The airstrikes in Syria are an extension of aerial attacks against ISIL positions in Iraq.
Some analysts have long maintained that the United States and its allies have seized on the ISIL threat to target the Syrian government.
By Press TV
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