Terrorism Is Condemned in All Forms, Iran’s First VP Says
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri on Tuesday rapped the double-standard policies that divide terrorism into good and bad, saying terrorism, anywhere and in any form, must be condemned.
In a meeting with the Serbian Parliament President Maja Gojkovic here in Tehran, Jahangiri stressed that acts of terrorism must be condemned no matter where in the world they happen.
Terrorism should not be divided into good and bad, the Iranian VP stressed, rejecting any dual standards in dealing with the phenomenon.
He further warned against the threat of extremists and terrorists in the region and the world, saying the fight against terrorism should become a serious global issue.
“The Daesh (terrorist) group, which was sponsored by certain regional countries and the West to fight the central governments in Iraq and Syria, has now expanded the domain of its terrorist acts,” Jahangiri noted.
Therefore, he added, the fight against such extremism requires a global consensus and an end to providing such groups with financial resources and other types of supports.
Gojkovic, for her part, regretted that certain countries that fanned the flames of terrorism in the Middle East have forgotten about their responsibility toward refugees amid the ongoing refugee crisis in the Balkans.
In recent months, many countries, particularly in Europe, have been beset by an enormous refugee crisis, with hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants fleeing to Europe to escape war and terrorism in their home countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Syria is one of the main countries whose citizens have flocked to European countries. The Arab country has been gripped by civil war since March 2011 with Takfiri terrorists from various groups, including Daesh (ISIL), currently controlling parts of it.
The Daesh terrorist group is believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries.