Presidential aide: World acknowledges Iran’s leading role in war on terrorism

Mohammad Nahavandian, president of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines, speaks at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010. The Asian Financial Forum ends today.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian stressed that the entire world has come to realize Tehran’s vitally important role in fighting terrorist groups.

“Let us remember those days that the anti-Iran propaganda linked Iran to terrorism, but now they see us as the flag-bearer campaign against anti-terrorism,” Nahavandian said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Monday on investment opportunities in Iran.

He noted that the world has been awakened by the flames of violence that have now spread to the European countries too, and said, “The model of Iran which is based on Islamic causes and ideals … can resolve the political challenges in every part of the world.”

Earlier this month, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for strengthening unity in the Islamic world, and underscored the country’s support for those nations, specially Muslims, which are defending their territories against terrorism, violence and extremism.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran as a Muslim world power under the leadership of Supreme Leader (of the Islamic Revolution) supports any nation which fights terrorism, violence and extremism,” Rouhani said, addressing the international forum on Islamic unity in Tehran.

He also underlined Iran’s support for the Muslim countries fighting to free their lands from occupation, and warned that the arrogant world seeks to sow discord in the Muslim world by insulting Islam.

“The arrogant powers control the Islamic lands with a strategic position in the world, loot their resources and rule Muslims by creating rift among them,” Rouhani said.

He stressed the necessity for strengthening unity among Islamic countries, and said every Muslim in Riyadh should assume destruction of Aleppo in Syria as the destruction of his/her homeland and Muslims in Jordan and Pakistan should also grow concerned when they hear the destruction and sufferings experienced by the people in Iraq and Lebanon.

Noting that unity among Muslims will not be materialized by lip service, Rouhani said, “If we want unity in the Islamic world, we should show the common threats to the Muslim world to each other and think of those threats as dangers posed to all.”

Iranian officials have always emphasized the country’s determination to support campaign on terrorism in every part of the world.

In relevant remarks in December, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underscored the country’s support for those world states, specially the ones in the region, that take real and practical measures against terrorism.

“We have adopted practical measures in fighting terrorism and if other countries take practical measures in this regard too, we will support them,” Larijani said in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Salim al-Jabouri in Baghdad.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the determination of these governments to fight terrorism,” he added.

Tehran in December hosted the first International Conference of the World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) conference.

The WAVE conference came in the aftermath of a proposal by President Rouhani during his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on September 25, 2013, which received the approval of the UNGA after being endorsed by an overwhelming majority of the member states on December 18, 2013.

During his address to the opening of the 1st WAVE conference in Tehran, President Rouhani proposed that December 18 be named as the International Day against Violence and Extremism.

The participants in the Tehran conference welcomed the proposal in their final statement, and underscored the necessity for the world states, politicians and religious leaders to condemn terrorism, violence and extremism in all forms.

By Fars News Agency

 

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