Zarif: Zionist Attack on Syria Show Sympathy with Terrorist

Zarif: Zionist Attack on Syria Show Sympathy with Terrorist
Mon Dec 8, 2014 15:06:29

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Sunday attack of Zionist regime fighters to Syria indicates the bonds of sympathy between Israel and terrorist groups.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Sunday attack of Zionist regime fighters to Syria indicates the bonds of sympathy between Israel and terrorist groups.

Syria's state-run news agency on Sunday reported that Israeli warplanes had targeted two areas in the countryside of Damascus, near the city's international airport.

Zarif made the remarks in a joint press conference with the visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem here on Monday.

He said the attack took place with the objective of spiriting up terrorist groups in Syria that are suffering serious blows by the public resistance waves.

Like a similar event two weeks ago, the gathering on 'World against Violence and Extremism' to open in Tehran on Tuesday will also try to convey the message to the world that divine religions are clean of any notions promoting extremism and radicalism, he added.

Zarif went on to stress that Takfiri groups have no place in Islamic community, neither with the Sunni nor Shiite Muslims.

He said the meeting carries the political message that the world today is well aware of the fact that using Takfiri groups as instruments will at the end hurt those who are manipulating them.

The foreign minister reiterated that the only way to confront Takfiri groups was to wage an all-out global war against them and use all cultural, political and economic means as well as military arms to fight them.

He said regional countries have to come to the point that they have no choice but combat the terrorists because the menace of these terrorist groups target their founders more than anybody else.

Al-Moallem is here to take part in the WAVE confab to be held in Tehran December 9-10 with the participation of 40 countries.

Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem said that "the aim of the visit is to thank Iran and the commander of Imam Ali Khamenei
"We in Syria, are exposed to a plot as rivals are still brazenly plotting and lead as cattle by the United States and some European countries and well-known countries in the region such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar,” Walid al-Moallem said.

He pointed out that "they did not realize that in plotting, they are pushing terrorism to their home countries, both if realized or not realized, they all stand in the same trench with Israel that raided on two Syrian sites to raise the morale of the terrorists, and because of the steadfastness of the Syrian people in some areas in Syria, who provided a model for the national championship in addressing al-Nusrah Front as our forces did in repelling ISIS organization.”

No statement would be issued at the end of the conference but instead a directive is to be presented based on the address of President Hassan Rouhani at the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2013 during which his proposal for a World Against Violence and Extremism was overwhelmingly ratified with 190 votes as the WAVE Act.

Zarif in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim Jafari here on Wednesday, reviewed bilateral and regional issues as well as international developments.

He voiced Iran's willingness to continue its assistance to Iraq in this regard.

Jafari, for his part, praised Iran's constructive and effective role as key player in regional and international issues.

The WAVE Act urges UN member states to take 'appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian nature.'

Prime ministers and former foreign ministers of a number of Asian and African states as well as senior officials from Iraq, Syria and Nicaragua are to take part in the gathering.

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