Fighting terrorism needs global commitment: Senior MP

Tehran, Sept 3, IRNA – Fighting terrorism needs global commitment as the phenomenon is no longer confined to borders, says Alaedddin Boroujerdi Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

Boroujerdi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura on Saturday.

He said that Iran is serious on fighting terrorism.

Terrorism has no borders and needs global commitment and collective cooperation, he said.

The United States and its regional allies made a great mistake by supporting terrorist groups, Boroujerdi said.

Containing the terrorist groups needs collective international cooperation, the Iranian MP said.

Referring to killing of innocent Yemeni civilians by Saudi Arabia, he said that any rational thinking individual in the world condemns killing of innocent Yemeni children.

The official referred to the historical ties between Iran and Japan and said that now and after the alleviation of anti-Iranian sanctions, ground is ready for enhancement of ties between the two nations.

The lawmaker expressed satisfaction over the current level of cooperation between Iran and Japan parliaments.

He urged intelligence cooperation between Tehran and Tokyo against terrorism.

On his part, Sonoura also said that fighting terrorism needs collective cooperation of all members of the international community.

The Japanese official urged the international community to guarantee regional security.

Extremism is one of the significant features of terrorist groups, Sonoura said, adding that terrorist groups have no place in Japan.

Referring to the historical ties between Iran and Japan, he said that Tokyo is keen to enhance ties with Iran.

Tokyo is keen to enhance ties with Iran in all areas including sciences, nuclear technology, medicine and environment.