Iraq FM arrives in Iran for global WAVE confab

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has arrived in Iran to attend an international conference on the World Against Extremism and Violence (WAVE) in Tehran.

The Iraqi minister arrived in the Iranian capital on Sunday at the head of a delegation and was welcomed by Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

Jaafari is also scheduled to hold talks with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and other senior Iranian officials.

Meanwhile, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem is also expected to visit Tehran to participate in the conference which aims to discuss ways to combating terrorism and extremism.

The WAVE conference will be held in the Iranian capital on December 9 and 10 attended by envoys from 40 countries.

On December 18, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve President Hassan Rouhani’s WAVE proposal, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism. The Iranian president made the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25.

The conference comes against the backdrop of the growing threat of violence and extremism across the Middle East, particularly the atrocities committed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

The Takfiri militants have seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria. They have carried out horrific acts of violence in the two countries, including public decapitations. ISIL has also killed people from Shia, Sunni, Kurd, Christian, and Izadi Kurd communities in Iraq.

Western powers and some of their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are reportedly supporting the militants.

By Press TV


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