To eradicate terrorism, roots of extremism should be considered: Iran envoy

September 14, The Iran Project – Iran’s Ambassador to Hungary says it is not possible to eradicate terrorism without paying attention to the roots of extremism in the Middle East.

In a meeting with Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén on Wednesday, Iran’s Ambassador to Hungary Mohammad Morshedzadeh said terrorism’s financial and ideological resources, and manpower are mainly in the countries allied to major Western powers.

Iran envoy condemned all kinds of terrorism, saying as long as we do not accept that the victims of terrorism are the same every where in the world, whether in France or Syria, we can never defeat terrorism.

Referring to the human tragedy and genocide of innocent people of Yemen and the death of so many innocent pilgrims in Mina tragedy, he urged international community, particularly human rights defenders, not to be indifferent towards these crimes.

Zsolt Semjén, Hungary’s Deputy PM also pointed to the important regional and international issues, like the growth of extremism and terrorism in the region and the world, and emphasized on the significance of Iran’s role in resolving the crises.

In addition, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a New York Times op-ed published on Wednesday that virtually every terrorist group wreaking havoc in the Middle East and Africa in the name of Islam is in fact inspired by Wahhabism, an “ideology of hate and extremism” widely preached in Saudi Arabia.

Also, Zarif invited Saudi rulers to put aside the rhetoric of blame and fear, and join hands with the rest of the community of nations to eliminate the scourge of terrorism and violence.