Iran warns against dispatching terrorists worldwide

Iran warns against dispatching terrorists worldwide
Tue Dec 24, 2013 15:57:29

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei syas world powers use terrorist and extremist groups to spread insecurity and promote extremism in different parts of the globe.

Referring to the Syrian crisis and also the terrorist attacks in Saravan, located in the Iranian province of Sistan-and-Baluchestan, Khazaei said on Tuesday these are prime examples of such measures by world powers.

On October 25, 14 Iranian border guards lost their lives in a terrorist attack in the border region near the city of Saravan in southern Iran.

“Terrorist groups dispatch some of their members from different locations in the world to Syria to fight the government of [President] Bashar al-Assad as opposition forces,” Khazaei added.

Syria has been suffering from a deadly crisis since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies - especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey - are supporting the militants operating inside the country. According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the violence.

Khazaei also added the “World Against Violence and Extremism” (WAVE), proposed by Iran's president and adopted by the UN General Assembly, is the first resolution calling for practical measures to counter extremism in the world.

“According to the 14th and final article of the resolution, the UN Secretary General is bound to present the General Assembly members with a report about the latest measures taken by the international body aimed at executing the resolution by the end of 2015,”.

On December 18, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s WAVE proposal, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism. The Iranian president made the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25.

Iran has been the victim of terrorism and extremism since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. It has time and again called on the international community to stand against the spread of terrorism in the world.


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