Tehran, Iran, September 14
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that his country has no interest in attending an international meeting on battling the ISIL group operating in Iraq and Syria.
The meeting will be held in French capital, Paris, on Monday, Iran's Tasnim News Agency reported on September 14.
"The conference has a selective guest list and is just for show," Amir-Abdollahian said.
He went no to note that Iran favors a genuine combat against terrorism in the region and around the world.
"Iran was the first country that helped Iraq in fighting the militants," he added.
He stressed that Tehran will continue to support Baghdad and Damascus in their fight against terrorist groups.
The U.S President Barack Obama earlier this week announced his new strategy for fighting ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.
The new strategy includes arming anti-Damascus group which also fights with the ISIL, as well as carrying out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
The U.S is forming a coalition consisting of up to 40 countries to fight ISIL.
Iranian officials have repeatedly cast doubt on the sincerity of the U.S-led coalition.