Iran's VP Raps State Sponsorship of Terrorism in Region

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh strongly deplored certain countries for sponsoring terrorism in the Middle East, urging these states to cut their financial aid to terrorist groups.

Iran's VP Raps State Sponsorship of Terrorism in Region

Aminzadeh on Wednesday stressed that the violent terrorist groups in the region cannot survive without receiving aid from certain countries, and called for an end to the financial aid provided for these groups by the governments supporting them.

"The financial transactions carried out by certain governments for these groups should be stopped as soon as possible," she said in an address to the International Conference on World without Violence in Imam Khomeini’s View held in Tehran.

Some rich countries today are helping racist extremist groups pour from Europe, Africa, and elsewhere into the region, she added, reiterating that the aid should be cut immediately.

In similar remarks in December last year, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called for a halt to the financial supports certain countries have been giving to the terrorist groups in the Middle East region.

"The countries that supported the terrorists should immediately stop funding them and disown them," President Rouhani said in the opening of the international conference on ‘World Against Violence and Extremism’ (WAVE), held in Tehran at the time.

Iran attracted attention last year as one of the first countries that anticipated a growing trend in extremist moves in the world.

On December 18, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s WAVE proposal.

Wave Act asks the UN member states to unite against extremism, violence and sectarian conflicts in all their forms.

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