Arab countries supporting IS should take lesson from Turkey, Iranian official

Politics Materials 25 July 2015 13:09 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 25

By Fatih Karimov - Trend:

Arab countries supporting the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, should take lesson from Turkey, said Hamid Aboutalebi, the political director of Iran's presidential office.

Referring to the recent attack of Turkey against IS group bases in Syria, he said that Arab countries supporting the IS should take lesson from Turkey, otherwise they will have to fight against terrorism inside their territories, Aboutalebi wrote on his Twitter page.

The IS group is a major threat for Turkey and dimensions of the threat are widened day by day, he said.

If regional countries do not take into account Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's proposal 'World Against Violence and Extremism' (WAVE) seriously, they will face a dangerous situation, he added.

In 2013, Rouhani said the countries that supported the terrorists should immediately stop funding them and disown them.

On December 18, 2013, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Rouhani's WAVE proposal.

The Turkish air force attacked the IS positions on the border with Syria on July 23.

Earlier this week, a powerful explosion occurred in Suruc city on the border with Syria. The attack has been widely blamed on IS by Turkish officials.