West’s Actions Breed Terrorism, Extremism: Iran President
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed certain Western countries for supporting terrorist groups and said extremis and terrorism are the outcomes of the actions of the West.
He warned that the terrorist groups backed by Western countries will cause many problems for their sponsors in future.
Rouhani defined violence, terrorism, and extremism as major challenges facing the world countries. He said developing countries should cooperate in different areas including culture, economy, security, intelligence, in order to overcome terrorism, violence, poverty, and extremism.
President Rouhani’s remarks came during a meeting with the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
The Iranian president said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to boost cooperation with South Africa at regional and global scale.
The South African minister for her part stressed that dialog between developing and south-south countries is key to combating extremism, terrorism, and violence. She also said the developing nations should not depend on other countries for eradicating violence.
During the meeting, the two sides called for the expansion of mutual ties in diverse fields such as health, science, technology, medicine, agriculture, as well as oil, energy, and telecommunication.
Iran and South Africa maintain a friendly relationship, even though international sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic made trade increasingly difficult.