Bahram Qassemi

Iran urges claimants of fighting terrorism to adopt honest approach

IRNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi referred to Iran’s honest policy in fighting terrorism and urged claimants of fighting terrorism to prove their honesty in fighting the phenomenon by following Iran’s approach.

He made the remarks during its weekly briefing on Monday.

Saudi Arabia is expected to host a summit with participation of high- ranking officials from the US, Arab and Islamic countries in May.

Answering a question regarding US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Qasemi said that Saudi Arabia’s internal problems and its interference in Yemen has forced the country to try to show a different image of itself in the world by holding the Riyadh summit.

He referred to the accusations lodged by the West against Saudi Arabia in case of spreading extremism in the region, and said that Riyadh is expected to use the opportunity for playing a blame game in case of terrorism.

Such measures like holding the Riyadh summit can not resolve Saudi Arabia’s problems and Zionist conspiracies sew discord in the Islamic community, Qasemi noted.

He said that regional countries should look for regional stability in the region itself.

The spokesman advised the newly-elected US president to avoid repeating the past mistakes.

‘Most part of the unrest, insecurity and poverty of the region is the outcome of US policy over past decades,’ Qasemi added.