03 October 2016 - 17:33
News ID: 424061
Rasa - Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted the US for merely chanting slogans about fighting terrorism, saying that the US-led anti-terrorism coalition has done nothing to meet the goals it claims.
Ali Larijani

RNA - "The Americans are playing with terrorism" and the US-led coalition of 60 countries has not adopted any tangible action in war against the terrorist groups, Larijani said, addressing a meeting in the Central city of Qom on Monday.


He also referred to the collaboration between the terrorists in the region and Israel, and said, "Given the fact that the terrorists have not made any aggression against the Zionist regime and the latter has not attacked the terrorists either, it can be concluded that they have ignited the fire of terrorism in the region and make no efforts to put it out."


Larijani said that the Israeli officials have even said in a recent Herzliya conference that if the ISIL is due to be annihilated then the al-Nusra (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham) Front should be kept alive and strengthened.


In relevant remarks in May, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan lashed out at Washington and Tel Aviv for supporting the terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq.


“What is happening in Syria and Iraq today is a deep-rooted US-Zionist conspiracy that has triggered war in the Muslim territories,” Brigadier General Dehqan told reporters.


The Iranian defense minister reiterated that the Takfiri terrorists have tainted the image of Islam, and said, “Takfiri terrorists are not affiliated to Islam in terms of faith and conduct and their approach is reprehensible.”


Also, in late April, General Dehqan warned the world states of the threat imposed by terrorist groups which are supported by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia.


"We believe that today the entire world is threatened by insecurity, instability and spread of horror resulted from acts of the Takfiri-Zionist terrorist groups which are supported by the US, Israel and certain regional countries, headed by Saudi Arabia," General Dehqan said, addressing the 2016 Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS).


He also downplayed the effectiveness of the so-called anti-terrorism coalitions by the terrorists' supporters, saying they are not interested in serious and decisive battle against the terrorists and actually reinvigorate and recruit the terrorist groups under the disguise of humanitarian aid, truce, negotiations and deceptive slogans.


Dehqan underlined Iran's assistance to the terrorism-hit countries, and said the country has paid the most costs to this end.


Iran has pioneered in helping the regional states' fight against terrorism, specially Iraq and Syria, and has offered many regional and world states to cooperate in campaign against terrorist groups.


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