Iranian speaker describes US-led anti-ISIL coalition as useless

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Iraqi President Fouad Massoum in Baghdad underlined that the so-called anti-ISIL coalition led by the US has proved futile in fighting the terrorist group.

“We have not seen any miracle from the coalition…; Syria and Lebanon have taken good steps in fighting terrorism and are serious about their job and we are also beside you in this regard,” Larijani said on Wednesday.

He termed terrorism the most important issue in the region, and said, “As you know, some mistakes have caused the growth of this stream, and the regional countries which have supplied them (the terrorists) with weapons have made a big mistake.”

Larijani also called for countries’ military cooperation with those states in the region which are under terrorists’ attacks in their campaign on terrorism.

In relevant remarks last week, Larijani underlined the fake nature of the so-called anti-ISIL coalition formed by the US, and called for cooperation among the regional states to fight terrorism.

“What is said about war on terrorism, including the fake US-led coalition, are just slogans,” Larijani said in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Salim al-Jabouri in Tehran.

Stressing that the ground should be paved for all those countries which are determined to participate in the campaign against terrorism, he said, “Determination to fight terrorism will be welcomed everywhere, no matter it is in Iraq or Syria.”

“In our negotiations with the Iraqi speaker, we paid attention to this issue that the region needs security measures and these measures can be adopted through the collective efforts of all countries,” Larijani said.

Also during the press conference, Jabouri underlined the necessity for cooperation between Tehran and Baghdad and Iran’s important role in the regional developments, and said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has played a significant role in the democratic process and creating stability in Iraq.”

By Fars News Agency


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