Iran Repeats Warning against Terrorism, Extremism
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian foreign minister once again cautioned against the dire consequences of terrorism and extremism in the contemporary world, stressing that sustainable peace requires collective efforts by all nations.
Extremism and terrorism pose a major challenge to the entire world in different regions, including some Islamic countries, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a meeting with Brunei’s Minister Second of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pehin Dato Lim Jock Seng, here in Tehran on Saturday.
The Iranian diplomat underlined that close cooperation and interaction among the influential countries would be the only procedure for achieving sustainable stability and security, which in turn paves the way for economic development in different areas.
Zarif further pointed to the position of the two Muslim nations of Iran and Brunei in two strategic regions, namely the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia, saying there are abundant opportunities for the enhancement of ties between Tehran and Bandar Seri Begawan in various fields.
The visiting Bruneian diplomat, for his part, expressed the oil-rich country’s preparedness to expand all-out relations with Iran in the economic, trade and merchant areas.
Making a reference to the Iranian president’s proposal for a World against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), Dato stated that Brunei supports President Rouhani’s initiative, and laid an emphasis on stronger partnership between the “influential and moderate” Islamic countries to reach that goal.
On December 18, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly approved Iran’s proposal for a World against Violence and Extremism.
Wave Act asks the UN member states to unite against extremism, violence and sectarian conflicts in all their forms.
The resolution, which received overwhelming approval in the global body, also necessitates “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.”